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How To Be A Megastar

last-roll-1.jpgI heard one of the most convicting messages that I have heard in recent weeks on Saturday night from the Blue Man Group on the How To Be A Megastar Tour 2.0. I really had no idea what to expect. It was a great show with percussion, band, video narrative, antics, and several unexpectedly hard hitting messages.

Throughout the show there was an ongoing video narrative about the masks that people wear to conceal from others and themselves the reality of their lives. One person was portrayed as taking off a mask over and over simply to find another one underneath, trying to escape an office on the top floor when hope and expectations of satisfaction in a job prove to be unfulfilled.

In addition to this narrative, there was also a clear indictment of global warming and the role that humans, and particularly those in North America, have played in negatively affecting the environment.

Thoughts…

  1. I believe as a Christian, I should live as authentically as possible – not wearing masks that conceal who I am. I am also called to help other people remove the masks that they wear in front of the world. I believe that authenticity is an integral part to living in a Christian community.
  2. As Christians, we are called to be stewards of God’s creation. This has implications in global warming and many other areas.
  3. This concert also reminded me of the importance of bold proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ. There is a message that is both good and news which is at the heart of the mission of the church.

By Andrew Conard

Christian, husband, son, brother, homeowner

3 replies on “How To Be A Megastar”

Your #2 comment reminds me of Moltmann and Systematic Theology.
He states that we (well not we, but many humans) misinterpret the commission that God gave to Adam after the Creation (Gen. 1:28-29) thinking that it is our world and we can do as we please. But Moltmann writes that we are not in control of the earth, but we work and live with the creatures and the earth. We are to be in harmony with it, not do as we please…
Moltmann also insists that Christ died for ALL of creation not just humankind…

I don’t know how to end this comment.

so, how have you been?

(btw, i agree with what Moltmann says)

=)

Re: #1, I think living authentically is an awesome call; however, I think we all struggle with that–particularly Christians. However, much like living for Christ, it should be our goal

Re: #2, I agree that we are not ‘rulers’ of the planet, but I strongly believe that God called humans to rule on earth. Specifically in Genesis 1:28-30, “…fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”. The problem is when we humans, in current time, try and invert this hierarchy placing animals, plants, etc. above humans. Living in harmony is the right direction.
Respectfully submitted…

Joseph – You’re right, that does sound like Moltmann. I didn’t even make that connection. I agree with your assessment that humanity is called to be in harmony with creation. I’m doing good – although busy during Holy Week. Thanks for asking 🙂

Adam – You are right, it is always a struggle to live authentically. I find myself thinking often about how I can live more authentically. Hmm, that’s interesting. Being called to rule the earth can certainly have different implications. I think at times there can be a fine line between ruling as a good steward of creation and exploitation.

Thanks to both for your thoughts!

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