Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed

Air-brushing a bald head

posted by xscot mcknight

For months WBBM-TV and I have been trying to arrange a date for an interview for Eye on Chicago, Antonio Mora’s Sunday morning show. Antonio, one of the most professional persons I’ve ever worked with, has an interest in all things Christian, and he wanted to do an interview about the emerging movement. So, yesterday I went down to the studio and was surprised…
We were scheduled originally to talk about the emerging movement, but Liz Johnson, Antonio’s producer, had said Antonio was interested in The Real Mary. The make-up artist, who treated me to an air-brushing of what must have been a rather unusual assignment (my konk), had a few laughs about having to make my head “matte” (not shiny). She mentioned that Antonio had said something to her about Mary. (Good, I thought.) We had a very pleasant conversation.
We went into the major studio … and here an interruption. Steve Baskerville, the TV weatherman, was in the studio and I met him and then said, “I’m sorry to ask you this, Steve, but my son Lukas and daughter-in-law Annika are driving tomorrow from Western NY. What will the weather be like tomorrow evening?” He said, “I’m thinking about that trip myself, because my son is flying in from Buffalo Friday morning. But, I’d tell your son to leave as soon as possible because from Thursday evening on the weather will get progressively worse.” Talk about getting the latest information from the source! Thanks Steve. So, later I called Lukas to give him the latest.
Antonio came into the studio, we exchanged pleasantries, and got right to it … about 15 minutes of conversation about Mary, The Nativity Story, and then a little about emerging at the end. I was delighted to know the publisher had sent Antonio a book; even more delighted that he had read it; and he liked it! He was happy to hear that Protestants had an interest in Mary, and thought my little Trojan Horse analogy was clever. He even commented that the book was very easy to read for a professor for an author. (I winked to myself at Kris and Lil.)
Added at 1pm CT: I just heard from the publisher that my quotes did not make the final quote of People. Sorry to my daughter, Laura.

Comments read comments(7)
post a comment
John Frye

posted November 30, 2006 at 11:47 am

How did they take the shine out of the “matte”? :)

report abuse


posted November 30, 2006 at 8:39 pm

Scot don’t listen to John, his teeth shine when they photograph him! ‘N’ the cain’t rub it off the matte…

report abuse


posted November 30, 2006 at 9:21 pm

What is you favorite bald joke?

report abuse


posted November 30, 2006 at 9:22 pm

That should be “your” favorite.

report abuse

Scot McKnight

posted November 30, 2006 at 9:28 pm

Don’t really have a “bald joke.” Come to think of it, I don’t tell many jokes — but I like humor.

report abuse


posted December 1, 2006 at 7:42 am

I was curious because there is quite a gap between those who will and won’t poke fun at themselves. Glad to see you are on the healthy side of that divide. My dad’s favorite was, “You don’t put marble tops on cheap furniture.”

report abuse

John Frye

posted December 1, 2006 at 9:09 pm

Men who are bald in the front are thinkers. Men who are bald in the back are lovers. Men who are bald in front and back just think they’re lovers. :)

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!  

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.