Angel In My Pocket (Intro)

One of my all time favorite movies is the 1969 Universal Studios ANGEL IN MY POCKET, starring Andy Griffith and Lee Meriwether. It's the story of a Marine-turned local parish preacher as he takes on a wayward congregation (THE CHURCH OF THE REDEEMED) in Kansas. The back story is that this trouble churched has always been troubled (sound familiar?) by two founding families who have always fought for position in the church.

I love this movie not only because it's a classic, but also because it's too true. The stories are real--they actually happen in church life today.

So, for some 11 posts coming I will give you the clips from the movie (thanks to YOU TUBE) and discuss some of the issues that the movie raises. I'm hoping to start some discussion here on these issues.

DISCLAIMER: This movie is in no way an indication of where I currently serve. All names and situations are not indicative of here. However, in my 21 years of ministry, they certainly are more than represented in the churches I have served.

I look forward to this journey with you