Sex, Violence and Football: Great American Pastimes

Monday morning quarterbacks--this is your day to shine! Have fun cornering your colleagues at the coffee pot and regaling them with all the uniquely insightful commentary that your friends and neighbors enjoyed last night during the game. Some of the rest of us will be Monday-quarterbacking the commercials. Which, on the whole, were pretty disappointing. Those singing sheep though...  If I hadn't just bought a Honda like, 2 months ago, I might well be on my way to a dealership this … [Read more...]

Off-Message: Sacred Stillness and the Super Bowl of Advertising

Before I start this discussion, you should know that I fancy myself a marketing expert. Even though I chose a career as PR girl for Jesus, I like to think I could have made it in the secular ad world, in another life. Like, an alternate route on the space time continuum. I'd have been a feminist Don Draper.Advertising fascinates me. It has more culture shaping power than just about any other force on the planet. More than entertainment, more than education, more than government...even more … [Read more...]

Jesus, Tebow, and Grandma God: The New Trinity

Some days, I come across an article that restores my faith in humanity, and gives me hope for the future of the Christian story.This is not one of those days.Apparently--seriously, I just almost can't say this out loud without wanting to 1)laugh hysterically and/or 2)curl up in a dark corner somewhere--but I say, APPARENTLY, HALF OF AMERICANS think that God decides who wins the Super Bowl.Seriously.I almost don't have anything to say except, 'No.' No, no, no, people. I've been try … [Read more...]