Thursday, May 7, 2009

DC v Victoria's Secret v Miss USA

Read this this morning...

"I am a Christian, and I am a model," she said. "Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos."

Really? Do they?

Interesting dilemma.

To what extent can a Christian engage in and perpetuate a system that makes as its goal the cultivation of perpetual, unsatisfied human desire?

Note: I have nothing against bathing suits. Or even lingerie. But the marketing of that lingerie (and of women) is another topic altogether.

I'm sure she's a fine person, but could this be what Jethani is also getting at when we think about the kinds of "Christians" the church is producing?

Mindlessly agree to do ANYTHING that culture says they can/should?

That hesitate to question the "goodness" of something?

2 comments:

nomadic waif said...

Thanks for making the point of how ineffective the church has become!

Nate Heldman said...

unfortunately, or maybe not, we live in a country that prefers to give air time to idiocy. the reality shows are full of it, and we eat it up and ask for more.

certainly the world is looking for christians to somehow resemble Jesus. in that looking they have no trouble finding our grand hypocrisies. the joining of our love for the worst and a church that so often misses the mark makes for news like this and leaves the church explaining it's actions rather than expressing life in the Kingdom.