I need to get back to work, but I cannot pass up, passing along and directing you to Scott Bailey’s site and his rundown of some new Jesus Joy:
On the website Ship of Fools I was introduced to a new line of Jesus action figures by We are Fishermen. The Fishermen site is very well done, and it seems that the merchandise they produce is quality as well.
According to the site, “Our Goal is to produce the most thought provoking, intriguing products that remind us of His eternal and enduring presence.” An admirable goal, but if you are going to provoke my brain to thinking then you’re just going to have to live with the consequences.
An ancient writer once wrote, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Uh… apparently not.
Bad to the Bone Jesus
Riding without a proper helmet is a fine punishable in most places. What message is this Jesus trying to send to our kids?
Perhaps, this is the Jesus that went to the Temple and kicked some blessed assurance while clearing out the money lenders. With the right theme music it would make a pretty good movie scene.
The movie title: Holy Ghost Rider. The trailer: a montage of quick cuts between Jesus driving like a bat out of heaven, turning over tables, and cracking his whip ala Indiana Jones to “Heaven’s on Fire” by Kiss. At some point everyone in the Temple stops and looks at Jesus and he says, “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… (dramatic pause) and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Clearly you are thinking the exact same thing as me: “That would be just too sweet!”