Living in Light of Two Ages
Here's a link to a beautiful photo essay entitled, "The Age of the Megachurch." Even the Mormons are building mega whatevers . . . Click here: The Age of the Megachurch.
Included are Joel Osteen's new digs in Houston, Willow Creek, the new Mormon Conference Center in Salt Lake, Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and Christ Reformed's neighbor, Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral.
Not only is this bit of Catholic kitsch pretty tacky, it also might raise serious Christological questions in the mind of a child.
Is it a sin to tackle Jesus like # 21 is doing?
Could Jesus ever fumble? If so, according to which nature? Certainly his human nature . . .
If Jesus knows before each play what the defense is going to do, will he tell the quarterback?
Will Jesus heal those who get hurt during the game?
Will he perform miracles to help one side win?
What happens when both teams ask for his help in the pre-game prayer?
I'm sure you can think of others . . .
This is why our catechism wisely exhorts us not to try and be wiser than God and to be instructed solely by his word and not by images (Heidelberg Catechism Q/A 98)