Exclusive “Campfire Chat” on Faith and Creation Care to Celebrate Launch of COWBOY & PREACHER on September 15
On September 15, prominent thought leaders in the space of evangelicalism and environmentalism will come together in an exclusive live interactive online event. This special “Campfire Chat” will take place in tandem with the exclusive digital premiere of the much-anticipated documentary COWBOY AND PREACHER: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TRI ROBINSON.
The online screening begins at 7:30 pm ET on September 15, with the live event immediately following. Tickets for the COWBOY AND PREACHER event can be found at https://live.theatricast.com/events.
Viewers will be able to participate by asking questions and sharing thoughts on topics of Creation Care. Panelists featured in the Campfire Chat will include Pastor Tri Robinson; Filmmaker Will Fraser; Cassandra Carmichael, the Executive Director of National Religious Partnership for the Environment; and Matthew Sleeth, author of “Serve God, Save the Planet.”
Also on September 15, COWBOY AND PREACHER will be available on DVD and digitally through Amazon.
COWBOY AND PREACHER shares the life of Tri Robinson, an evangelical pastor in Idaho who is also a life-long environmentalist. Tri has battled throughout his life to try to get many people of faith to realize that being a conservative Christian and an environmentalist are not mutually exclusive. Most environmental films seem to be framed for a liberal audience – i.e. they preach to the converted. COWBOY AND PREACHER aims at the unconverted: Christians who may not take creation-care seriously.
The film also offers liberals and non-Christians a fascinating portrayal of conservative evangelical life, values, and mindset. In an election year during a pandemic, the film is exceptionally timely. Not only is the destruction of the environment one of the most important issues facing all people, but many American politicians and voters are in denial about it. In the film, we see Tri’s efforts to create a green conservative church and unite this idea with his life as a rancher, all while developing a Christian system of ideas that unites environmentalism with moral development and action.