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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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We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

April 13, 2018 2 Comments
We Are Wayfarers and Our Food Is the Eucharist, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds me of the fact that the Eucharist is our necessary food for the journey; it is the food of wayfarers. In John chapter 6, Jesus teaches that the miraculous manna described in Exodus and Numbers was the food that sustained the ancient Jews in the desert and strengthened them bodily for […]

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Joy and Mystery, as Seen in a Commercial

April 6, 2018 0 Comments
Joy and Mystery, as Seen in a Commercial

Two things occurred to me after watching the video below. First, God’s law is not burdensome; it is a joy. The safest place in the world is inside the will of God. The students in the video below are given a homework assignment: they are to investigate the law of gravity. The very study of […]

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On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

March 16, 2018 0 Comments
On the Sin of Rash Judgment, as Seen in a Commercial

One of the most commonly committed—yet least often confessed—sins, is that of rash judgment. The commercial below humorously depicts the sin and how wrong we can sometimes be. In reality, the sin is not often humorous and can lead us to some very dark places. On account of rash judgments, we may harbor grudges, resentments, […]

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Our Common Threat, as Seen in a Commercial

March 9, 2018 2 Comments
Our Common Threat, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below is humorous, albeit preposterous. Here is the scenario: the earth has stopped rotating on its axis and “scientists” say that if everyone runs in the same direction we can restart the rotation, much like hamsters running in an exercise wheel. Of course, as the standard disaster movie format requires, the news anchor […]

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