Monday, March 24, 2008

First Salvo

A few years back, near the end of the "WWJD" craze, I started thinking about similar ways to phrase a clarifying, faith-oriented, litmus-style question, but ways that would be not only more widely applicable but also not linked in most people's minds to a narrow and predefined theological perspective. What I came up with was "Would Jesus Give a Rat's Ass About This?" (abbreviated "WJGARAAT").

My original plan was to design and market a line of bracelets, t-shirts, and caps emblazoned with this bold motto and make enough money to retire . . . but I never got around to it.

In retrospect, this blog is probably a more appropriate use. I don't really want to retire yet, but more importantly, one of my most enduring convictions is that much of what passes as non-negotiable in many Christians circles are issues about which Jesus could not care less.

So, fond as I am of colorful colloquialisms, there was something irresistible about WJGARAAT as the name of a venue for airing some of my mind's more aromatic mulch. I hope it will also serve as the starting point for meaningful dialogue.


Dr. KAJ

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

pretty good start
looking forward to reading more.

Tommy said...

Hey Keith,
You did DaVinci presentation for us in Woodville a couple of years ago, enjoyed that a great deal. Keep up the blogging. I would enjoy reading your opinions on WJGARAAT. Found the blog on HGST web site. Keep it up.
My blog is at revtommywilliams.blogspot.com

guy m williams said...

this is one of my all-time favorite expressions, and you've converted it into a most practical question for theology, mission, and ministry.

sure, the armbands and t-shirts are unlikely, but the continuing education seminar angle may still be in play!