Sunday, September 26, 2010

Colbert's Christianity



I have a lot of respect for Stephen Colbert. I've thought for a few years now that if Dick Staub's "culturally savvy Christian"--one who lives as an alien in their culture and yet transforms in by the power of the gospel--is out there in our world, his name is either Bono or Stephen Colbert.

And this video shows, perhaps better than anything I've heard from Colbert, what I mean.

In case you didn't know, the popular funny man gave testimony at a Congressional hearing last week concerning migrant workers in the United States--people who, he says, "suffer and have no rights." This is a snippet of that hearing.
The peak of this clip comes near the end, when Colbert is asked directly "why are you interested in this issue?"
His response? "'Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers'... and these seem like the least of our brothers." That's from Matthew 25, in case you were wondering.

Check it out. I for one am really thankful for Christians who have a voice in culture--especially when it's a voice that people actually enjoy listening to. And, at least this time, Colbert's Christianity isn't veiled by layers of sarcasm and character, but it's on a stand, giving light to all who are in the house.

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