I’m sure that most of you who read my blog remember the DC Talk song from a few years back called Jesus Freak. It was this song that made it cool to combine rock, rap and Jesus music. DC Talk sang about being somene who is totally sold out to Jesus to the point of being labeled a freak. It describes a radical lifestyle. However, they really missed out on a demographic in the Christian community that I would like to rectify. That’s right, I’m talking about the Jesus Geek.
Maybe you’ve seen the Jesus Geek. He is the one who quickly answers all of the questions in Sunday School ( or Life Group, Cell Group or some other term if you go to a “with it” church). He never gives anyone a chance to answer any questions in his attempt to show everyone what he learned when got up at 4 a.m. that morning to read fifty chapters of his Bible. You will also get to hear how he cross-referenced his Strong’s Concordance for an hour or two.
This guy still has all of his Promise Keepers paraphenelia (ok, I’m not trying to leave you ladies out. Exchange Promise Keepers for Beth Moore Live or Joyce Meyer event if you are a lady). He wears a Jesus Is The Real Thing shirt that looks like a Coca-Cola shirt with pride. Of course, he’s wearing this one because his Jesus shirt that looks like a Reese’s peanut butter cup shirt and says Jesus is dirty.
This guy isn’t satisfied with a Jesus fish on the back of his car. His fish is swallowing the Darwin fish parody. There’s a good chance there is a Pro-Life bumper sticker on the back of his car. There may also be a gun rights bumper sticker too, because he read somewhere in those earlier fifty chapters that Christians must be strong Second Amendment rights defenders. Or maybe he heard that on a local Christian AM radio station. He can’t really remember and can’t be bothered with those details.
I could go on, but I think I’ll stop. If you recognize yourself in any of this, please don’t take offense. I can only talk about this because I’ve either done or considered all of these things
After all, I am Jesus Geek.
What would people say if they knew I was a Jesus Geek? What would people say if they knew it was true?
How about you? Are you a Jesus Geek? Do you know and love one?