Nymphomania, Christian video games and holy high tops: Or, what happens when a Christian decides to become CEO

If you thought Christianity in today’s world was for the birds, then you might want to think again. I’ve been reading God is Back, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, in which the authors make a case for how religion, especially the American style of Pentecostalism, is starting to spread again throughout the world. In one chapter, the book explains how Christian entrepreneurs are borrowing ideas from mainstream American culture and adapting them to meet a religious audience’s needs–with huge amounts of success so far. And I’m not talking about Christian clubs or holy hip hop. Check out these examples:

Christian Nymphos

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Although the name sounds like a bad idea for a porno, there’s no need to get your mind out of the gutter with this one. This is a website for married women dedicated to “teaching saints how to walk in sexual freedom with their husbands.” Although sex mostly doesn’t get talked about in the church, believe it or not, Christians do know how to spice things up (under the right circumstances, of course).

Left Behind: Eternal Forces

This Christian video game became an instant hit when it came out in 2006. It allows players the choice of either mowing down enemy soldiers or conducting warfare using prayer and worship as weapons rather than guns.

Scripts Footwear

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Although these just look like Chucks with Bible verses on them, you gotta give it up to the marketing people at Scripts Footwear who thought of creating a brand of shoe that is both good for the soul and sole.

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