“If Jesus doesn’t have a sense of humor,” Stephen Colbert once joked, “I’m in huge trouble”. As an author, political satirist and television host, Stephen Colbert’s influence is controversial to some Christians and a breath of fresh air to others. Colbert divides political party lines receiving admiration and hate from liberals and conservatives alike (sound familiar?). He often jokes about the Christian faith despite the fact that he, himself, is a professed Catholic.
Despite his border-line sacrilegious take on many aspects of Christianity (which, if I may play all my cards here, is known in the literary world as “satire”), Colbert is an undeniable promoter of the faith in a sphere where such advocacy is usually the brunt of the joke, not the producer (ie: Bill O’Reilly).
Which is precisely why I think everyone should watch the following video clip in which Colbert takes a stand for the divinity of Christ against Bart Ehrman, a renowned and influential agnostic scholar.
Whatever your views are on Colbert, I hope you will take a moment to watch this clip and would love to hear your thoughts. It is not only funny but also touches on several topics very relevant to the way we view our faith today: