Pop-culture Jesus

11 05 2009

I’ve long been frustrated by the new age Jesus that is so predominant in emerging mega-churches. Here’s a challenging quote from a conservative calvinist on such a Jesus:

“There is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. Some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy Zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. In Revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is a guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up. I fear some are becoming more cultural than Christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the Bible, we will have less and less Christians, and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of Christianity.”

—Mark Driscoll, Relevant Magazine[10]

Can i highly recommend Driscoll’s podcast on dating and relationships here (click on downloads -> direct link to audio. It’s not big, and it’s awesome.)

Eric.

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11 05 2009
Conor Christ

We proclaim the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as the ultimate proof of God love and the only solution to our problem of sin. Conor Christ

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