Hip 2 B Holy – Your Views

Well, it's been a full 24 hours since Hip 2B Holy aired on Global. (Haven't seen actual large chunks of documentary footage surface online yet, have you?) 

Man, have we heard from a lot of people.  I haven't waded through this many messages from people from all over the place since we started Connexus. Thank you for your incredible response. 

You can see some comments on our blogs so far…but I'd love to dig a little deeper with some questions:
  • What part of the story gave you the most hope about the future of the church?
  • What made you shudder most? 
  • What do you think we aren't doing that we could start doing that might make it easier for people who don't go to church to start that journey?
  • What can we do to help more clearly show Christ's love to people who are far from the church and not necessarily in a relationship with Christ?
  • What could we do to start a better, more respectful dialogue between people who go to church and people who don't?

I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially if you don't regularly attend church.  We're all ears, and thanks for engaging in the discussion!

– Carey  

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6 Comments

  1. Fred says, May 27, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Kudos…I thought you guys came off well.

  2. Troy says, May 27, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Carey, as pastor who has seen too many of those shows where I watched and was disappointed, I watched and was very inspired. It's great to see a family of believers like yourself who are taking and re-looking church. I hope that there can be more churches across our nation who will respond the same and make some great changes.

  3. Carey Nieuwhof says, May 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the encouragement guys. I am still a bit in awe of the fact that a major tv network invested tons of resources to tell a good news story (for the most part). Scandal sells. And to invest in hope was something that I give them full credit for.

  4. Valinda Twizell says, May 29, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Watched the show and found it very interesting!I have been very curious about Connexus.I have been a christian my whole life but have not been attending a church for the last 10 years since I've been living in Barrie.Trying to find a church to bring my family who are unsure about God!I think I may have found it now!Looking forward to checking Connexus out very soon!

  5. Laurie says, May 31, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Having grown up in a traditional church, I was like many who left because it was not speaking in any way I could relate to. As Jesus spoke to the crowds, many were healed and became followers. Having attended Trinity and Connexus, I too encountered healing I didn't know I needed. God's Word has become "honey to my lips". My appetite for God's Word continues to grow. I had no idea that Jesus actually died for ME too. The hopeful and gentle approach in Carey's delivery of God's Word has spoken to many of us who live harried, isolated and distracted lives.
    Psalm 8:4 what are mortals that you should think of us?
    mere humans that you should care for us?
    The Evangelical movement is reviving and refreshingly alive. Thanks, Carey for being part of it.

  6. Bill Jewett says, June 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Carey, I was impressed at how Global TV presented a straight forward, non-judgemental approach to the Evangelical movement in Canada.
    I was most impressed that of all the Evangelical churches in Canada, Connexus was given significant air time, in a positive manner. Also interesting that it tracked you guys from pretty much day one.
    Good Job…

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