1. Lisa says:

    Totally agree with every word. Sorry, but I just don’t get this glorifying of “Christian” “celebrities”. From the Duggars to the Duck People to megachurch pastors to (now) Chris Pratt….it’s so ridiculous and really, really shallow. It smacks of desperation (“look at how cool WE are!”) and makes us look bad, and by extension, cheapens the glorious Gospel. Ugh.

  2. J.M. Hackman says:

    Good points here.  If Chris Pratt really is a Christian, good for him. It won’t make me like him any more or any less. For example, I enjoy Johnny Depp’s movies, but am not a fan of his lifestyle. There are a few Christians who I don’t care for even if they are my supposed brothers/sisters. I’m assuming our eternal homes will be on separate streets.

    I don’t think we should look to celebrities to validate our faith or to make us cool. We won’t ever BE cool — God’s word tells us that. If that’s what you’re looking for, you should hook up with the Scientologists.

    • I don’t know … sometimes it seems the only religion that’s easier than Christianity to mock in the United States is that hot mess known as “Scientology.”

      I’m also 100 percent convinced that, although we will certainly have closer relatives and friends in eternity, we’ll have no cause to feel any kind of enmity with certain Christians. We may live on separate streets but we’ll be on the same renewed planet!

      Otherwise I wholly agree with you.

  3. I never heard of this man until I saw this article and couldn’t possibly care less about this movie. I do however think I agree with the general overall direction you are pointing in here though Stephen.

    I love Columbo on occasion. Peter Falk was not a Christian.

  4. Julie D says:

    Yes for the Loki quote!

  5. Walter Cantrell says:

    Great article Stephen.  I too have wondered why there is such an obsession with celebrity Christianity.

    1 Corinthians 1:26-29 NKJV
    26  For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
    27  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
    28  and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
    29  that no flesh should glory in His presence.

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