Episode 84

LISTEN to this Theologian Respond to the 'He Gets Us' ads

Did you watch the Superbowl? If you did, you most likely saw 90 seconds of commercials pushing a message about Jesus called “He gets us.” Even if you missed the commercials, you most likely have heard the feedback or fallout, depending on where you get your news.

The goal of the ‘He Gets Us’ marketing campaign is to re-brand Jesus and appeal to groups that feel excluded and repelled by the religious community.

The atheist left is rejecting the ads, and Christians have mixed feedback across the board, ranging from a complete embrace, concerns, and those that are warning of the dangerous implications of these ads. If you watched the ads and want to hear another perspective that this episode is for you.

I reached out to Austin Kruetz, theologian, and President of the Bonhoeffer Institute, to discuss this campaign. In this conversation, we tackle these questions, plus many more.

Do Christians misrepresent Jesus?

Is this a different Jesus?

How should Christians view these ads?

Was Jesus ‘seeker sensitive’?

How would the Apostle Paul respond?

He Gets Us, BUT Do we get HIM?

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Leadership, Mindset and Development for the Kingdom Man

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Josh Khachadourian

The Mission of RAISING THE STANDARD is to call men to Raise the Standard in their lives. For too long men have relinquished the high ground and are living below who they are called to be.

Josh Khachadourian is a husband, father, leader, coach and the founder of Standard 59. He has spent the last 15 years ascending the corporate ladder in a Fortune 500 company where he focused on building high performing teams and developing best in class leaders. Josh is on a mission to lift up Jesus as the Standard by which all of life's decisions, passions and pursuits will be measured by.