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Keith Green and the Jesus Movement

A Keith Green movie is in the works.  (Thanks to Paul Wilkinson for posting links to information and discussion.)

Keith Green and his music and his Last Days Ministries were an integral part of the Jesus Movement in California.  I lived a bit north of Southern California where so much of the music started, but the music and the movement traveled up Highway 101 to my sleepy little town.

In no time, we had our own Christian rockers, high-school style.  We did street evangelism, too, and impromptu baptisms and heavy-duty Bible study.  It was an exciting time.

But within a decade or so, most of the Jesus freaks were domesticated, assimilated into tame Christianity.  They (we) had jobs to hold down, kids to raise, Sunday School to teach.  Or maybe there’s more to it than that.  I don’t know.

I hope the Keith Green movie, if it becomes a reality, will give an honest look at the man and at that crazy, wonderful movement.  I’ve never seen anything like it, before or since, anywhere.

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