When Jesus Art Goes Wrong: Sports

The Lord Jesus has always – at least for 2,000+ years -been a central figure in art. Much of this art – like this one, for instance – is some of the most dramatic and meaningful art humanity has been given. But of late, some of it is anything but worthy of the Savior of the world. And it’s not coming from bitter atheists, but genuinely well-meaning Christians. But good intentions do not make good art. And it doesn’t make it honoring either.

Here is a very curious collection of such art, from the sports genre.

Tennis Jesus

Jesus came not to be served, but to show us his killer backhand.

Jesus came not to be served, but to show us his killer backhand.

Hand-off Jesus

Jimmy, if I say a forward lateral's legal, ain't no ref gonna say otherwise.

Jimmy, if I say a forward lateral’s legal, ain’t no ref gonna say otherwise.

Choke-up Jesus

My eye is on the sparrow.  Yours are on the ball Bobby!

My eye is on the sparrow. Yours are on the ball Bobby!

Got Game Jesus

You know I've done other miracles with baskets.

You know I’ve done other miracles with baskets.

8th Round Jesus

I just beat the snot out of a guy. And my hair still looks heavenly.

I just beat the snot out of a guy. And my hair still looks heavenly.

Tell me what your favorite sports Jesus is!

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One Response to When Jesus Art Goes Wrong: Sports

  1. I vote for “Got Game Jesus.” The “superstar” on his jersey is what did it for me.

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