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Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

December 8, 2017 2 Comments
Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

It may seem odd to say, “Let God find you.” After all, God knows just where we are. But there is something very respectful about a God who, as Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, stands at the door and knocks. Even back in the Garden of Eden, as sinful Adam and Eve hid, […]

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Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

December 1, 2017 1 Comment
Let God Find You – As Seen in a Touching Christmas Commercial

It may seem odd to say, “Let God find you.” After all, God knows just where we are. But there is something very respectful about a God who, as Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, stands at the door and knocks. Even back in the Garden of Eden, as sinful Adam and Eve hid, […]

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The Most Important Things in Life aren’t Things, as Seen in a Commercial

November 24, 2017 3 Comments
The Most Important Things in Life aren’t Things, as Seen in a Commercial

We’ve all met people who are anxious to keep things in pristine condition. Some of us grew up with parents and grandparents who put plastic slipcovers on sofas or even forbade entering the “living room” on anything but special occasions. I once met a priest who kept the church locked up except for Sundays because […]

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On the Passing of Things, as Seen in a Commercial

November 17, 2017 2 Comments
On the Passing of Things, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below must have taken weeks to film. Regardless of its intent (selling homeowner’s insurance), there is something of an admonition in both the video and the accompanying music: life and the things of life slip away. Not a bad theme in November, when the Church bids us to meditate on the last things. […]

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Three Images of a Christian – Which One Are You?

November 10, 2017 1 Comment
Three Images of a Christian – Which One Are You?

Consider the commercial below. It says a lot about how we can conceive of Christ, and the desire of some to refashion Him. Perhaps we do well to look at it by analyzing the dramatis personae (cast of characters) and weaving in the plot. As the scene opens there are three women who come upon […]

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Our Interconnectedness as Seen in a Commercial

November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Our Interconnectedness as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below reminds us that the products we use don’t just come out of nowhere. Good goes around and around. The Cheerios in the cereal box started out as seeds in the ground, but the commercial stops well short of showing everyone we should thank for the final product. • Before sowing the seed, […]

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Be Angry But Sin Not – As Seen in a Commercial

October 20, 2017 6 Comments
Be Angry But Sin Not – As Seen in a Commercial

One of the most basic human passions is anger. Not all anger is sinful, however. One way different types of anger can be distinguished is by their object. If the object of the anger is appropriate (e.g., injustice), then anger is an appropriate response. In the case of reacting to injustice, anger is like an […]

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The Disruption of Extreme Individualism, as Seen in a Commercial

October 6, 2017 3 Comments
The Disruption of Extreme Individualism, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below is a humorous illustration of the clash of cultures. As the scene opens, we see a formally clad orchestra performing the famed Brandenburg Concerto. The focus then shifts to a percussionist at the back of the orchestra. The man proceeds to bring the entire orchestra to a halt by engaging in a […]

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