Recently, I went to a wedding in a magical, far away land called Wisconsin. I got to see a lot of old friends I haven't seen in a couple years. They are a group that always inspires me, because they are cool, they are creative, and they are all the most Christ-centered people I've ever known.
On the way back, I lamented to my wife about how I didn't think I was doing the things God wanted me to do. She brought up Kinda Kitschy, and asked me why I did it. So, like any coward, I copped out and asked her why she thought I did it. She said she thought I had started doing it to make people laugh, which while assuredly a laudable goal, is not Christ-centered, and if there's anyone I want to be focused on, it's Christ. Other-centric thinking will flow from that.
So, as a reminder, to get back on course so to speak, here are my reasons for Kinda Kitschy. Why do I do what I do here?
1. Because I feel that the rate at which the Christian faith is being commercialized and merchandised is dangerous, and non-Biblical.
2. Because most of the merchandise we produce are second-rate copies of secular trends.
3. Because Christ didn't command us to go into all nations and make kitsch. He wanted us to go into all nations and form relationships, make disciples. I'm sorry, but I firmly believe that 90% of the time, kitsch will fail at bringing people to Christ.
4. It gives me a kind of outlet for my more cynical thoughts. For less cynical thoughts and writings on Christ, faith, and other non-sequitors, head over to The First Sketch.
5. To make people laugh.
Now, to be honest, that's not always my motivation behind what I do here, but it should be, and with the Spirit's help, it will be much more often. For my brothers and sisters who read this who have a relationship with Christ, your prayers for my continued focus on Christ are always appreciated.
Sorry to go all serious on you, but I felt that this really needed to be done. Thank you all for listening, and for your continued readership. You are appreciated.