Even NBC knows that a generic faith in a generic God does little good when it really matters

Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research offers this video clip from NBC's "ER," illustrating that the Oprah-ization of American spirituality that glorifies "searching" for spiritual meaning while de-emphasizing "finding" is not enough.

From my personal experience, I can testify that a mamby-pamby spirituality would have done me little good as I lay in the ICU, fighting for my life after my aortic dissection. It was the sure hope in a real God that love me personally and promises me forgiveness and restoration that got us through as a family.

HT: Stephen Shields


evan said...

That is powerful. I think your title sums things up.

Ted M. Gossard said...

We need to hear and heed the message here. Good video, Bob. thanks.

preacherman said...

Great video brother.
I pray that God will continue to bless your life and give you the strength you need.
You have been a blessing in my life as I have read your blog. Thank you so much brother.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry

Mark Eb. said...

Good video. I've been looking for two weeks for some kind of clip for this Sunday. This fits perfectly. Thanks for sharing (must have been one of those God-things!).
In Christ,
Mark Eb.

Jason Coker said...

Reminds me of John Wesley's self-haunting, life-long question, "Are you afraid to die?"

Wesley, of course, was, and it caused him no small amount of self-doubt throughout his life...that is, right up until his deathbed, at which point he sat up and proclaimed, "The best of all is this, God is with us!"

Good stuff. Thanks for the reminder that a concrete God seeks to be with us.