Jesus Needs New PR

Jesus Needs New PR

Proof Jesus Had Short Hair!

Because Jack Hyles said so! Don’t laugh; that was proof enough for anything when I was a child.

And is that second sermon title a real winner or what?!


If you’re in a good mood and you want to stay that way, I don’t recommend listening….

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posted February 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Good Ole’ Jack Hyles. Grew up in the same town as Jack. Many, many interesting and sad stories. These messages are just the tip of his fundamental “iceburg”.

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Bradley Richardson

posted February 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Had the displeasue of attending an ACE Chrisitan school that required short hair, and red white & blue ties for a year. What a crock of bs. Did Jesus have a dog? Did Jesus have a beard? Did Jesus have long hair? Not mentioned in the scriptures so must not be true. Love that justification. Maybe the scriptures weren’t meant to touched on the important stuff not the mundane every breath every cup of baptist approved non alcoholic wine Jesus consumed

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    Green Eggs and Ham

    posted February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Hmm, I had the misfortune of going to an ACE school too; my science education is still lacking.

    Since the years of Jesus life between 12 and 30 are not mentioned, the following inferences can be drawn.

    a) He didn’t live them.
    b) He skipped straight from 12 to 30.
    c) He did live them; they are just not covered in the Gospels.

    Only Hyles’ hermeneutic (philosophy and practice of reading and interpretation) makes you even think of a) and b).

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Green Eggs and Ham

posted February 2, 2011 at 7:54 pm

This solves nothing. We can still have a schism over how short is short enough. And I am starting my own church that insists that Jesus had mutton chops and that every one who doesn’t accept this as a central doctrine is a heretic and, therefore, is going to hell.

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Charlie's Church of Christ

posted February 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm

its funny how they are served up together, as if they have any relevancy to one another.

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posted February 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

What is ACE? Why does it make any difference whether Jesus had short or long hair, or a beard or a dog? Apparently some of you grew up in some sort of cult??? What’s the point of red, white & blue ties (something patriotic?, but what does that have to do with a Christian school)? I have absolutely no idea what any of this has to do with Jesus or Christian, so maybe I’m not the only one.

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    Green Eggs and Ham

    posted February 3, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Accelerated Christian Education. Kind of a hybrid homeschool, correspondence, one-room-schoolhouse education system, with super fundamentalism, and super patriotism (which goes over well here in Canada)as the real curriculum.

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posted February 3, 2011 at 12:40 am

This guy’s name (and much of fundamentalism) was foreign to me until I was about 20. Then I read up and suddenly understood why people ran screaming from their churches the moment they turned 18.

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posted February 3, 2011 at 1:06 am

“Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” translation for todays language. Change your thinking on who God and heaven is, because it is here and now.

Religion dictates who is right and wrong. Friendship and relationship doesn’t judge, but grows and changes those in the relationship, hopefully for the better

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James Williams

posted February 3, 2011 at 9:51 am

I grew up with stuff like this, and this is what I pictured this blog would be about when I first saw the name. Love when you point this out (as opposed to the stuff I complain about from time to time 😉 )

This stuff is, in one way, good for chuckle. On the other hand, it’s pretty dang harmful, in that it keeps his listeners from knowing the real Jesus. Great find.

On another note, Matt, I just saw your tweeted pic of your new unborn girl. Amazing photo! Congratulations! Will be interested in hearing the names you are considering.

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posted February 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

Interesting enough to keep in the religious history section of an academic library. Horrible enough to never be repeated again.

and also, thank you, now I know exactly what you mean by fundamentalist and I will never ask again

p.s. Congrats on up and coming baby girl. They are tons of fun

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