Be in the world only a little different…

(Above picture is one of the buttons Jon Acuff gave away at Catalyst this year.)

Some may read this post and say themselves (or to me directly if they’re Nick), “Hey! She’s totally ripping off friend and spiritual sarcasm guru Jon Acuff of Stuff Christians Like!” (Whose book is now available for pre-order on, btw.)

Okay, maybe…but not really. I like to think of this post as more of “Sky Mall – The Spiritual Edition.” Sorry/You’re welcome.

If we are to be in the world but not of the world, would someone please tell me why Christian marketers try so hard to imitate every popular secular trend? Case in point:

Guitar Praise:
From the creators of the hit game Dance Praise comes Guitar Praise! You can grab the guitar and play along with some of Christian music’s top bands. Pretend you’re right there on stage with your favorite bands as you handle the guitar controller and play the notes they’re playing.

Who needs that rock and roll devil music when you can rock out with G-O-D? (Yeah, you know me.) Also: The hit game Dance Praise? I must have missed that one.

Sunday School Musical:
This school has all the right moves! Two competing groups of high school students must rally together and enter a song and dance competition in order to save their youth center from closing. Featuring a hot 21 songs, Sunday School Musical is wholesome family entertainment with an inspirational message!

If your tween daughter keeps nagging you to see High School Musical but you just don’t want to go there, give her this instead. Her friends will understand.

“But katdish, we have little ones! Do you have any wholesome movies that sort of look like a Disney production without all the vile language?” Why yes. Yes I do:

The Kingdom Under the Sea:

Who needs Finding Nemo when you can have this wholesome edition? Okay, so maybe don’t take this reviewer’s word for it:

Much more frightening than “Nemo”. Purchased it as I thought it would not frighten my grandchildren. Barely into it and we had to turn it off all three stories. The scenes were even frightening for me! Visuals that I am still trying to forget! The Humpty Dumpty was demonic, maybe realistic to Satan but children below ages 11 to 12 shouldn’t view it if they want to sleep at night. I was extremely disappointed in this product and would like to return it, otherwise it will end up in the dumpster.

Okay, so there’s other movies….

They don’t even apologize for such a blatent rip off of someone else’s idea! (BTW – Sorry, Jon.) I understand that imitation is supposed to be the highest form of flattery, but COME ON! This is more like, “This is like the secular version, but much better for you.” Gaa! Stop it, already!

There’s so much more folks. But since I’ll be pretty busy over the next few weeks, I thought I would make this a short post and drag this on for at least two more blog posts.

Again, sorry/you’re welcome…

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