See to it that no one takes you captive through
hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic
principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8
Last year I did a number of
posts about the Superbowl. The links to
those posts are listed below. While I don’t want to revisit all that was said
in those posts here, I do want to draw your attention to combination of sport,
spectacle and motivational manipulation that is the Superbowl.
Even in a down economy NBC
is getting 3 million dollars for 30 second commercial during the game. These
commercials tell us much about what
advertising industry leaders think will motivate viewers to action. The Superbowl remains a cultural
extravaganza. For Christians it should be a time of prayer and concern for a
culture that is lost and becoming more lost. This event is about much more than
sports. It is about life in America, 2009.
It is important to help
your children see that this massive spectacle is a veiled cover for a troubled
time. Yes, the pageantry will be extravagant, the hype will be overwhelming and
there might even be a good football game. But at its core, the Superbowl is
about how important we think we are as a culture. Use this time to show your
children the shallowness of the spectacular.
Look for unsaved friends to whom you can reach out with the beauty of