jesus junk of the month award

i’ll start with this: i’m not sure if this qualifies for the “jjotm” award or not. to qualify, it has to be real stuff, and intended for consumption by christians. i don’t award the “jjotm” to parodies or skewers.

and i’m not sure which this is. mousing over the purchase button brings up a “coming soon” message. and there is a comic edginess to these that makes me actually hope they are not real! but [heavy sigh] they’re just not that different than much of the other jesus junk on the market (like these precious “jesus and the kids” figurines you’ve likely seen). so it is with a mixture of hope and horror that i award the coveted jesus junk of the month award to to ‘we are’ for their series of jesus figurines. the complete list, at this point, includes:
i am strengh (bullrider)
i am faith (football player)
i am freedom (biker) (my personal favorite, btw)
i am hope (homeless dude)
i am victory (soccer player)
i am peace (dove carrying jesus in army camo. really, this is one of the ones that makes me think — and hope — these are fake!)
i am spirit (surfer)
i am youth (skateboarder)
i am life (climber)


(ht to james at think christian)

16 thoughts on “jesus junk of the month award”

  1. I could be wrong, but isn’t camo-Jesus supposed to be a paintball Jesus? Just a thought, it seems to go with the whole theme…

  2. nathan, what theme? what theme does “will work 4 food homeless jesus” fit into? and, what does the dove and the “i am peace” have to do with paintball?

  3. Just for further info… I called the company and they are going to be released in May. Direct quote from Jason the product manager “We want people to realize that Jesus is everywhere they spend their time” also “we had heated debate about the ‘I am peace’ Jesus. But we wanted to show that Jesus is also with our armed forces and comes to bring peace”.

    I suggested that Jason comment on the blog; it doesn’t appear that hasn’t happened. He however was impressed that they won the coveted JJOTM. And wondered “Do we get a plaque or something?”

  4. I like to think of my Jesus as the lead singer of lynrd sknryd and he comes out in big angel wings. I like to think that my Jesus likes to party, because I like to party.

  5. Ok so maybe the homeless Jesus doesn’t fit, but the rest of them sort of have a whole “Jesus is into sports” thing going on. Skateboarding, surfing, rock climbing, racing a sweet hog, I figure paintball fits… it’s either that or else I’ve completely missed something and Jesus plans on returning with an ak-47 and accomplishing his will that way… so I was so sort of hoping it was paintball. Hey, I totally agree that this gets the Jesus Junk Award, I just thought maybe it wasn’t quite as bad as it was…. maybe….

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