Soul

generic screen capture from the soul dvd

Last week saw the launch of Soul, a seven part DVD from the people who brought you Christianity Explored. Essentially, it’s seven talks on who Jesus is, why He came, and what He calls you to do. It’s designed to be used as part of the Christianity Explored youth edition, you can use it instead of doing the talks instead, but it also works as a stand alone product you can just give to people.

About the product blurb over, we’re halfway using it with some of our young people, and it’s pretty good. I’ve got a fairly low tolerance for poor quality Christian junk, which is unfortunate for someone who finds himself a youth worker in Britain in the 21st century, and so am often skeptical of DVDs and events and stuff, because so frequently their artistic quality is awful, or worse, their spiritual quality is non-existant. So that we’re using Soul and that I’m proud we are is a good thing. The quality of filming is brilliantly high and spirituality it’s dead on. It’s serious on matters of sin, Christ’s death, and the call to follow him (actually it’s pretty much serious on everything, it’s a serious DVD), and doesn’t beat around the bush because the people it’s aiming for are young.

Later on in the week, I’ll interview Nate Morgan Locke, the author and presenter of the DVD about various things, including possibly CY. If you have questions for him, e-mail them to me at and I’ll ask them too.

Disclosure: I work with Nate when he’s not working for Christianity Explored. He also beat me at darts in the pub last week, and I’m still slightly peeved.