Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Commodified Christ

Never knew Jesus cost so much! Hanging out with Karen yesterday and doing an errand to a local Roman Catholic supply store to buy some wine for worship I couldn't help myself but to snap this photo. You've got to be kidding me! The image, at least for me, is pretty telling regarding how we as church are miscommunicating the nature of who we are as well as the ways we've adopted American values of marketing and selling Jesus to the world. If this doesn't create cynicism for being church and living in Jesus I don't what does.


isipwater said...

How does this statue of Jesus not fit into the emerging's embrace of art and culture?
Who is the artist that made the statue?
Or was it mass (no pun indtended) produced in a child labor sweat-shop?

dave said...

good one ryan.