Remember Dean Jones?
For Many years he was a Disney Staple, most notably in the original Herbie the Love Bug series. Turns out he’s also a devout Christian who starred in a one man show called St. John in Exile. It’s really a good piece of acting with Dean Jones switching between Peter, Jesus, John, Thomas and host of other Biblical characters. There’s a depth and reality to his portrayal which I really enjoy. The writing is pretty good too, humorous, moving, interesting. Pieces of history, tradition and scripture are skillfully woven throughout the movie.
It’s not a perfect show, and it’s not likely to be as interesting to those who don’t share my faith, but for Christians it’s definitely worth a look.
Tonight, as we began First John in our Chronological Study it seemed a good place to start, so we watched that. That means, for you podcast listeners, no podcast. But check this out, you can buy the movie from Amazon!
He also founded something called the Christian Rescue Committee which is committed to rescuing Christians and Jews who are being persecuted for their faith.