I’m participating in a massive guest post by Jon Acuff from Stuff Christians Like. Over 100 other bloggers agreed to post part of today’s post on how to evaluate whether or not a contestant on American Idol is a Christian or not. I’ll post my snippet and then try to explain to those of you who are wondering what in the world this is.
The “Is That Contestant on American Idol a Christian? Scorecard”:
143. They throw up a gang sign for AWANA after one of their performances = +2 points
144. Under “Musical Influences” on their Fox profile page they list “David.” = +2 points
145. They somehow find a way to sing the theme song from the movie “Chariots of Fire” during the season. = +2 points
To add up your score with 130 other ideas on this scorecard, visit stuffchristianslike.net.
Let me ‘splain. No. There is too much. Let me sum up.
People are quirky. Christians are people. Ergo, Christians are quirky. (Thank you, Dr. Wight, for insisting that I take symbolic logic as an elective. You were right. I was finally able to use it in real life. Rock on.)
A lot of Christians don’t like to think of themselves as quirky, but Jon Acuff is the master at pointing out the funny little things we do that we usually don’t even realize. Like always rooting for the Christians on American Idol. Or using God’s favorite word when we pray and clapping our hands. I rarely leave the Stuff Christians Like site without experiencing at least one out-loud laugh, but every once in awhile, I read a post there that makes me laugh and then really makes me think. Like this one about the comma of grace.
I don’t know Jon Acuff personally. But I like his blog. And I like that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I like that he appreciates his readers and even lets them write his blog posts from time to time (Shameless Shoutout to my blog post contribution here.)
Jon’s first book, Stuff Christians Like is out this month. To celebrate, he agreed to let his readers participate in this revised Christians on American Idol Scorecard. Tomorrow he’ll post the key to what the scores really mean. Thanks, Jon, for letting us play along, too! And congratulations on your book!!
Can you think of anything Jon missed? Any other ways you can tell that a contestant on American Idol is a Christian? Tell me in the comments. But what I really wish you’d do is take a picture of you or your kids flashing your very best AWANA gang sign and send it to me. I promise I’d post it. I double dog dare you.