I was first introduced to Rich Mullins at children's camp one year in Glen Rose, Texas. During one of the worship sets some band sang the song “Our God is An Awesome God”. Now that I think back I am pretty certain that they probably played the track and we all sang along with it. What a song though. Do you remember that song?
Stop now and sing it in your head.
Then as I got a bit older I got a hold of Rich's album THE WORLD AS BEST AS I REMEMBER IT and I played the heck out of that album. In fact I still have that album on my shuffle list and listen to it often. That was one of the first Christian albums I ever loved. Something about his lyrics ministered to my soul for years. They are still ministering to my soul to this day.
In the opening 10 minutes of the new movie RAGAMUFFIN, which is based on Rich Mullins life, he says that he didn't become a Christian by someone explaining the nuts and bolts of Christianity to him, but yet he became a Christian by people being the nuts and bolts of Christianity to him. I was hooked from then on to this movie.
Rich was a trailblazer in the Christian music industry, and a songwriter who truly wanted to honor Jesus with his life and his words and didn't want to just make a buck off of Jesus' name. I literally cried in the middle of this movie and told Aaron I want to be just like Rich Mullins. I want to love Jesus more than I desire fame or recognition. Rich knew what mattered.
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What a life well lived…been a fan for years!
“And if I stand let me stand on the promise that you will pull me through. And if I can’t let me stand on the grace that first brought me to you.” I need to go dig out all my old Rich Mullins CDS. Can’t wait to watch this movie with my family!
He will always be one of my favorites and go to records. This movie is on my “to watch list” because his life, his words, his actions still speak and resonate so many years later. I will never forget where I was when I learned of his death my Freshman year of college and feeling an instant gut check of how precious and uncertain our life is here on Earth.
i’m excited to see this! thanks for sharing!
I would say that the music that has inspired me the most has been from Hilsong. Specifically the song Oceans, as my husband & I have walked through many faith-building experiences over the past 2.5 years.
I grew up listening to Rich Mullins music and I remember the Sunday morning I found out about his passing. I can’t wait to see the movie
I remember listening to Rich Mullins growing up, and even before I knew who he was, singing “Awesome God” at Sunday school. I’ve seen posts about the film pop up on facebook for a while, so I’m looking forward to seeing the it!
Rich Mullins songs still resonate with my soul. Caedman’s Call also greatly influenced my walk with Christ.
His song “Hold me Jesus” is still ministering to my heart. I cried the day he died.
Jesus Culture has been a recent find that I’m enjoying too.
I had no idea they were making this…I would love to see it!
This looks like a really good movie, and I can’t wait to watch. As much as I love reading your post; I am really missing your podcast. You haven’t put one out in two weeks ( not that I’m counting or anything 😉 lol.) Seriously though I’m really missing your podcast!! Can’t wait for you to put up a new one.
Although, I’d l i k e to say JT : ) Honestly. Watermark has been the most inspiring and healing in my life since college. When I know people are going through a rough, trying, sad, or even joyful time, I will log on to iTunes and gift them a couple of my favorite songs from Watermark to encourage them. Music is powerful stuff!
So many great musicians have ministered to me at various times in my life….besides Rich Mullins, Steven Curtis Chapman, Big Daddy Weave, and Jason Gray are some of my favorites.