OC hosts advance screening of Rich Mullins film

OC hosts advance screening of Rich Mullins film

Rich Mullins was a contemporary Christian singer who penned the popular worship song “Awesome God.” Mullins passed away in 1997 in a car accident, but his inspirational life has been captured in the new film “Ragamuffin – The True Story of Rich Mullins.” 

Oklahoma Christian University and The House FM are hosting an advance screening of the movie April 3 at 7 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at www.itickets.com/thehousefm or at the door.

Mullins organized a group of musicians to record the album “A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band” in 1993. The album was named the No. 3 best Christian album of all time in Contemporary Christian Music magazine’s first list of the industry’s top 100 albums. The band was inspired by Brennan Manning’s book, “The Ragamuffin Gospel.”

Mullins lived in Wichita, Kan., for seven years. While there, he met his friend James Bryan Smith, who went on to write Mullins’ authorized biography in 2000. Smith was moved by the movie.

“This beautiful and moving film captures one man’s struggle to overcome the trappings of success, and to learn how to accept the unconditional love of God,” Smith said. “It is honest, accurate and unafraid to show Rich’s scars, yet pointing us all to the deeper truth that even if hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts.”

A trailer for the movie is available at www.ragamuffinthemovie.com.