January 22, 2011

Whatever way you wrap the present...

From David Schütz, Tracey Rowland on "Sacro-Pop" :

...The idea of "marketing" the Gospel in a way that makes it "attractive" to the secular culture is always a mistake. Whatever way you wrap the present, inside the box will always be a bloody cross....

Christianity is really weird. Bloodstained and crazy and beautiful. There's no getting around the awkwardness. I dig it, but how do you explain to others? I certainly wish the essence of the thing were witty and charming and sophisticated, but really, why should God give a shit about games like that?

If you don't know, there is a ton of "Sacro-Pop" out there. I hate it.



Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, Shroud of Christ, 1901. Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov, Shroud of Christ, 1901

Posted by John Weidner at January 22, 2011 8:16 PM
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