Ragamuffin, a film about Rich Mullins premiered a week ago here in Wichita. For those of you paying attention to Christian music in the late 80’s and into the 90’s you’ll understand why it was a special film for many of us. If you remember hearing Rich play at the West Bank stage here in Wichita or in any number of churches in the area you’ll understand too. Not a documentary or a concert film it was a dramatic interpretation of one difficult, good life.
So many friends have yet to see the film so I don’t want to share too much. However, if there is such a thing as a “Christian Film” (other than Gran Torino), this might be it. It was dark and funny and beautiful. The kind of things that are missing from so much Christian media. I encourage you to go.
For those of you who’ve seen the film you can enjoy this clip from one of Rich’s last concerts. If you’ve not seen the film let this be a teaser, a taste of what is to come. He riffs from behind the keyboard on such topics as the church, infanticide, “Christian” music and the Bible. As expected he was funny, disturbing and prophetic.