Saturday, May 16, 2009

What to watch? Global Doc - "Hip to be Holy" or "Revealed: Hip 2B Holy"

To clarify the topic of this post, there is a documentary on Global coming up entitled "Hip to be Holy" or "Revealed: Hip 2B Holy" or even "Hip 2B Holy." I can't figure it out, but different Google searches turn up different pages calling it different names. It's a little weird that there doesn't seem to be consistency with the title.

It will be airing on Global stations on Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10pm PST/EST (or 7pm if you're in the west and into timeshifting). If all goes well with my tech, I will be recording this program.

Why watch it? Read a few abstract thingys:

From the production company responsible (90th Parallel), they say:

In the race to attract new converts, Evangelical Christians are pulling out ahead – and they’re reeling in young Canadians: particularly, GenNext, or, The Disciple Generation.

Suddenly it's hip to be holy.

Hip 2 B Holy, directed by Karen Pinker, is the latest in the REVEALED series with Kevin Newman for Global Television.
From the website (where you should be able to find definite listing times for the show) they say:

Hip to be Holy
Monday, May 25 at 10.00 et/pt

There's a Christian reformation stirring in Canada's Christian churches. Forsaking the traditional pew and altar, these Christians are dropping pop culture references, defying the orthodoxy, and creating their own brands of worship. Suddenly, it's hip to be holy.
And finally, here's a snippet I found on YouTube:

It looks very interesting, and it should be interesting depending on the point of view it will be presented in. My concern is that there will be bias against Jesus/Christianity as there usually is in the news/media/pop culture/world/etc and that half-truths will be told, or that things will be explained or reported in a way that might seem discrediting to the Alpha program and Christians in general. I guess we will see.

Also, I don't know if it's true or not, but I think some portions may have been filmed in2007 if my internet sleuthing is correct. Anyways, in the interest of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the luxury of debatable discussion without persecution (at least from where I'm writing this post), I encourage you to watch it.

EDIT: May 19 - I've been getting a lot of traffic because of this post which shows lots of people are mucho interested in this documentary, as well as the topic. I've found another snippet which has some interview-like dialogue with Kevin Newman and the director Karen Pinker that Googlers might be interested in (btw, if you're reading this, want to buy floppy box from me? Click the link on the top right hand side of the page. 8^D)

Another EDIT: June 1 - You can watch the entire documentary on the Alpha Canada website here. You can thank Lon at Solar Crash for the link.

Hopefully no more EDITS - June 5: You can watch the entire doc on the GlobalTV website, WITH ads, woohoo (note: sarcasm)! If the link doesn't work, just search for it on there. It's there, I saw it.

Saw gas today for a low of 100.4 and a high of 104.6¢/litre. Also, it's been a while since I've done some pointless posting, so watch out for that.


Jill said...

hmmmm, that's pretty interesting. i'll probably check it out on monday!

Johnson said...

tim is 2kool 2b hip

Tim said...


Jill said...

Johnson is 2funny. haha

Unknown said...

It is advanced to be Atheist.

Tim said...

booya! i'm advanced because i'm a theist! (hehe, punny...)

btw, "Denise" i dare you to try saying what you just said in some radical part of the muslim world