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Jonathan Roumie is shown as Lonnie Frisbee in ‘Jesus Revolution.’ (photo: Courtesy of Lionsgate)

FILM: A hippie preacher with a unique vision of what ‘church’ should be is inspiring and convicting.

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News, February 23, 2023 

Kathy Schiffer is a Catholic blogger. In addition to her blog Seasons of Grace, her articles have appeared in the National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Zenit, the Michigan Catholic, Legatus Magazine, and other Catholic publications.  ….


Kathy SchifferIf you’re old enough to remember the 1960s and ’70s, you’ll find Lionsgate’s upbeat new film Jesus Revolution to be a walk down memory lane. You can probably remember the disco era, bell bottoms, sequined shirts and stories of personal rebellion and new directions.

Even if you weren’t among the crowd that gathered at California’s Newport Beach to worship God on the sand and to confirm your faith through baptism in the warm Pacific waters, you probably knew someone who was an enthusiastic follower of the “Jesus Movement.”

In that movement, you would have encountered Greg Laurie, a young seeker (played by Joel Courtney), and Lonnie Frisbee, a hippie preacher with a unique vision of what “church” should be. …

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