Saturday, March 01, 2008

Culturally creative

My sister recently sent me an email forward. You may have seen it. I'll just tell you the idea.

"A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. . . " (example)
God is like
He's the real thing.

I'm not sure what I think. There's a way it's clever and fun. But I'm not sure God needs a slogan. I tend to think that trying to fit God into our cultural boxes somehow makes him less than who He is. In my mind, it doesn't make Him bigger. It makes Him smaller...


  1. God (R) is the ultimate brand, and we are called to be his consumers.

    With a simple verbal application and the cost of a mere ten per cent of your income* you receive a package of fire insurance, life enrichment and wish fulfillment.** And if for any reason you are unsatisfied with God(R) and choose another brand, the fire insurance is yours to keep forever.***


    *Gross or net, depending on which God Shop (TM) you choose.
    **Individual results may vary. In this world you will have tribulation.
    ***Or not, depending on which God Shop(TM) you choose.