Brian McLaren, named by Time as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals, said the following about the movie Hotel Rwanda:

A year after Mel Gibson’s movie, I found an even more Christian film–one that most Christians are ignoring.

Maybe it’s because I have deep concerns about the alignment of major sectors of Christianity with “red-state Republicanism,” and I worry that a kind of modernist, nationalist neo-fundamentalism is trying to claim all Christian territory as its sovereign domain.

Then I realize that’s why Hotel Rwanda seemed to me an even more Christian film than The Passion of the Christ. Forgive me if this sounds crazy to you, but try to understand; it evoked in me a wave of compassion for my neighbors around the world, whatever their color or tribe, whatever their religion or politics. And I hear our Lord saying, “As you have done it to the least of these … you have done it to me.”

I love this man.