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On Honesty and Sincerity, As Seen in a Commercial

June 15, 2018 0 Comments
On Honesty and Sincerity, As Seen in a Commercial

The word honesty comes from the Latin honestas meaning an honor received from others, a kind of “standing in honor” before others (honor + stas (to stand)). It’s interesting that most people are willing to be a little phony in order to get vague appreciation or to be thought well of. (The whole cosmetics industry […]

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The Passing of Things as Seen on Television

June 8, 2018 0 Comments
The Passing of Things as Seen on Television

Below is a link to a commercial that must have taken weeks to film. Regardless of its intent (selling home insurance), there is something of an admonition in both the visuals and the music, that life and the things of life slip away. While the music sets forth the theme, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow; don’t […]

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Goldilocks or Gratitude

June 1, 2018 1 Comment
Goldilocks or Gratitude

It wasn’t so long ago that food was scarce, and we had to be satisfied with eating what was set in front of us. These days the sheer number of choices available in the local supermarket is mind-boggling. One doesn’t just select peas; there are multiple varieties of peas, each available frozen, canned, or fresh. […]

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Of Letting Go, as Seen in a Commercial

May 25, 2018 0 Comments
Of Letting Go, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below should make us ponder what we might need to let go of. In it, a man is so attached to his prized video arcade game that he’s willing to risk his life to keep it. As this commercial shows, we often hang on to things even when we can see how they […]

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The Power of God’s Breath and Spirit, as Seen in a Commercial

May 18, 2018 0 Comments
The Power of God’s Breath and Spirit, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial in the video below is a strange and fanciful one. In it, Nike claims that it collects the “air” of the best athletes in the world and makes it available to you in their Nike Air shoes; but what it promises is something that only God can deliver. Unfortunately, as Scripture rightly notes, […]

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An “App”ocalypse, as Seen in a Commercial

May 11, 2018 3 Comments
An “App”ocalypse, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below demonstrates, in a limited way, the chaos caused by becoming “unplugged” from a mere computer. In it, a new employee unwittingly unplugs a main computer, causing everything to go haywire around the globe. Imagine how much worse things are when we unplug from God. Actually, things wouldn’t be worse, they just wouldn’t […]

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Why Does It Take So Long to Build and Almost No Time to Destroy?

May 4, 2018 2 Comments
Why Does It Take So Long to Build and Almost No Time to Destroy?

One of the questions I have asked God is, “Why does it always take so long to build something up while it only seems to take moment to tear it down or destroy it?” Destruction is always so much easier than construction. Decades, centuries, even a millennium of building a culture (e.g., Christendom) seems to […]

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Picture This! A Reminder About Evangelization in a Commercial

April 20, 2018 0 Comments
Picture This! A Reminder About Evangelization in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds us of an important insight for evangelization. It features a barber shop where business is slow. Things pick up quickly, however, when they begin to post photos of recent customers sporting their new haircuts. The pictures showcase the good results of a haircut and bring “getting a haircut” from the world […]

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