17th July 2007
STEPHEN BALDWIN: HOLLYWOOD
Outside America, few know that Stephen Baldwin ,a
popular Hollywood actor, (probably best known for his role in The Usual Suspects) became a "radical" born-again Christian a few
years ago. This isn't just the same "born-again" fad that's been around for sometime in Tinseltown.
Below is an excerpt of a 2005 interview with him by
belief.net about his story.
is a June 2007 interview with Stephen by Rod Parsley (11 min video below text) in
Rod's Culturally Incorrect series. He talks about Hollywood and his new
The Unusual Suspect (A New York Times Bestseller). Very interesting video.
Audio here: http://www.mediafire.com/?5iw3ez4tznz
Stay blessed today,
Hardcore Faith: Interview with Stephen Baldwin
The actor talks about his new short film, his skateboarding ministry, and why it's OK to call the Lord 'dude.'
Interview by Laura Sheahen
Stephen Baldwin has appeared in over 60 films, has been featured on
numerous television programs, and now runs his own production company,
developing projects for both film and television. After the 9/11
attacks, he became a born-again Christian and, along with the Luis Palau Association, produces
videos, which combine extreme sports with evangelism. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and daughters.
On the video, there's a song with the refrain "Hollywood is burning
down." You've said that taking an idea about Jesus to Hollywood is like
taking it to the devil. What do you think about Hollywood? Can it be
evangelized from within?
I have no interest in changing Hollywood. Hollywood is a
place so consumed by the spirit of the world that I don't even want to
try to think about how to infiltrate that.
Right now, the best way to change Hollywood is to convert the youth of
this country to faith so that they can go out and do whatever the Lord
calls them to do. There is this extreme movement of the Holy Spirit
that's coming to this country, and I think that's going to hit
Hollywood as well. I think you're going to see very famous people
coming to faith.
Famous people like Mel Gibson, you mean? Celebrities highlighting their faith?
Mel's situation is more unique, just the stars lined up in
that reality. The Lord prepared him. Mel hasn't come out and said,
"Jesus Christ is this and that." He made a movie and to define or
explain all that he talked about his faith.
I think you're going to see something different where you're going to
see people who have been looked upon as celebrities and very worldly
coming outwardly and professing their faith and their conversion
stories. I don't know any personally, that's just my prediction.