|Skate legends reach new heights as ‘fools for Christ’|
|Written by Eric Tiansay|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 09:36 AM America/New_York|
Brian ‘Head’ Welch says ‘Foolishness’ DVD is ‘about real faith presented in a very cool way’
As teenagers, skateboarding legends Brian Sumner and Christian Hosoi helped shape a culture, reaching amazing heights and breaking numerous records in the sport.
Sumner and Hosoi said they were also “fools” until they traded in their destructive habits to become “fools for Christ.” Armed with biblical teachings, stirring testimony and authentic, street-level insight, the two have joined forces in Foolishness, which “takes viewers on a skateboarding thrill ride, offering a vibrant new way to connect with God’s Word as some of the world’s best skaters display their skills and declare eternal truths from the Bible.”
The title of the DVD comes from 1 Cor. 1:18: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (NIV).
Produced by SkateBible and distributed by EchoLight Studios, Foolishness (8-46041-092792, $9.98), which will be released March 5, aims to “help young people be as fearless in their faith as they are at the skate park.”
“Foolishness is the fullest 60-minute gospel word I’ve heard,” said best-selling author and pastor John Piper.
Brian “Head” Welch, former guitarist and co-founder of the rock band Korn, agreed.
“Foolishness is a movie about real faith presented in a very cool way,” said Welch, author of Save Me From Myself.
Alistair Begg, author and pastor, said he was “stirred by the stories of the transforming power of Christ.” “It deserves to be widely distributed and viewed,” he said.
Besides Sumner and Hosoi, skaters featured include Jay Haizlip, Shawn Mendoli, Steve Caballero, Anthony Carney and Richard Muldar.
“Foolishness is a daily devotional,” Sumner said. “It’s a witness tool. It’s an exciting, artfully made skate video featuring some of the biggest names in professional skateboarding—men now living as dedicated servants of the Lord.”
For more information and to watch a video trailer, visit <a href="http://www.echolight.com/foolishness" target="_blank">www.echolight.com/foolishness</a>.