Tag Archives: Celebrities

Jesus and the Super Bowl, football player

Jesus and the Super Bowl: Sunday Message

Today, on the hallowed American holiday of Super Bowl Sunday, pastors are preaching sermons about the Super Bowl in churches all across America. Pastors preach about Jesus and the Super Bowl. They call their congregations to be “champions” for Jesus (well, champions of the capitalist society).

Pastors use Jesus and the Super Bowl to compare the Christian life to a cosmic football game, full of adoring Jesus fans filling rah-rah stadiums. This is not necessarily a bad picture. But these Jesus fans should not be cheering on just some game, they should be cheering on the poor and the oppressed, Jesus’ brothers and sisters. The Super Bowl for super souls. read more

holy road

Sunday Message: the Holy Road

Isaiah 35:8-10 MSG

There will be a highway called the Holy Road. No one rude or rebellious is permitted on this road. It’s for God’s people exclusively— impossible to get lost on this road. Not even fools can get lost on it. No lions on this road, no dangerous wild animals— Nothing and no one dangerous or threatening. Only the redeemed will walk on it. The people God has ransomed will come back on this road. They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion, unfading halos of joy encircling their heads, Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night. read more

Tebow football

Tebow- Gains, Guts, and Glory- For Himself?

Nike lawsuit against Reebok stops Tim Tebow apparel sales

-Los Angeles Times

Nike and Reebok, two of the largest players in the sports gear industry, are embroiled in an unholy spat over who gets to make and sell products featuring the name of newly minted New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow…Through it all, we can’t help but ask: What would Jesus do?

This quote says it all. The Christians worship Tim Tebow, and he soaks it all up. Now Nike and Reebok have joined his mass of adoring fans. And they can’t play nice. read more

hand-444159_640

Christians and Toddler Pageants

I saw an episode of Dr. Phil today which featured two women who both use their daughters to compete in toddler pageants. One of the women is infamous for dressing up her daughter as the prostitute figure which Julia Roberts portrays in “Pretty Woman.” This mom insists that she would never portray her daughter as a “hooker,” and that she thought it would be a cute idea to do a character study of Julia Roberts.

Ok. Let’s process this. A three-year-old doing a “character study” of an actress portraying a prostitute? This is “cute”? What about sexual predators who might see these images? Would it be “cute” for them? read more

karley buckland, Martin Luther King portrait

Karley Buckland – The Truth

In just a few days, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Day, and his dream that one day children of all colors will hold hands in love and in the march for freedom. When will we ever reach that point? The recent news of the Karley Buckland incident shows how much more work we have to do on the issues of racism in Portland and the whole United States.

The Oregonian: Trimet Beating of 14-year-old

Karley Buckland, a white teenager. was recently beaten and injured by a couple of black teenagers as she boarded a Max train by the Clackamas mall. This is a sad story, but it is far more complicated than the media narrative of innocent little white kid beat up by gangster black thugs. read more