Category Archives: Jesus Junk & Christian Kitsch

Christian Kitsch and Jesus Junk 6 – Philosophical Kitsch

I came across this the Unemployed Philosophers Guild website via Felix Hominum and it is chock-full of humorous kitsch. Previous instalments of my “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch,” may be found here. Take special note of volume 4, the “What … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 5 – Special Kitschmas Holiday Edition

It’s has been a while since I posted an edition of “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch,” so I thought a special holiday edition would be appropriate! Now, you may be thinking that Christmas may be an easy target for a … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 4.1 – Special Edition: Bible-Inspired Erotic Calendar!?

OK, being seeker-friendly is one thing, but this is another! Reuters has a story about a German youth group which has produced a 2006 calendar with Bible-inspired erotic images. The images include a bare-breasted Delilah cutting Samson’s hair, a nude … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 4 – What is Kitsch?

I’ve been asked by some readers “What is ‘Kitsch’?” In this post I will attempt to define it, or more accurately, I will show some ways that it has been used in the discussion of religion & popular culture. I … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 3.2 – Special Edition: Scripture Poker Chips

I heard about these from a friend who frequents Christian retailing shows, but couldn’t find them anywhere on the internet. But who says perseverance doesn’t pay off! Next time you ante up, why not witness at the same time? That’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 3.1 – Special Edition: Talking Bible Dolls

I just came accross a press release for Talking Bible Dolls. Yes, that’s right, now you can buy a Talking Moses, Talking Jesus, or a Talking Esther doll! When you push their felt hearts they recite different verses. Jesus knows … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 3

I sat in meetings all day (I love being back from sabbatical — really!). In honour of my boring day, I figured it was about time for another light-hearted installment of “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch” (for previous installments, see … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 2.1 – Biblical Plagues & Plaguedomes

Plagues appear to be rather “in” right now. I blogged on a new feature film called The Reaping, which is based loosely on the biblical plagues here. Jim West at Biblical Theology recently drew our attention to an online quiz, … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 2

More Scripture Candy In my first installment of “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch” I highlighted some of the classic examples of Scripture Candy, such as Testamints and Bible Bars. I never realized just how much of this sort of stuff … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 1 – Classic Kitsch

Yesterday’s blog entries on “Glory Golf balls” (see here and here) represent only the tip of the Christian retailing iceberg. There is a tonne of “Jesus Junk” available in local Christian book stores and online. Some of it is sincere, … Continue reading

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