What March Madness has to do with cultural Christianity.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
March 26, 2004
Cultural Commitment_Greg Asimakoupoulos-What March Madness Has To Do with Cultural Christianity
We hardly watch a game all year
but come World Series time,
we pick a team and place a bet
and sing the “Take Me” rhyme.
At Super Bowl we’re instant fans,
but don’t ask about teams.
The big game's just a good excuse
to party (so it seems).
The same in March. We all go mad
and watch roundballers score.
A game of hoops we’ll take or leave
until the Final Four.
Me thinks I see a pattern here
within our well-honed ways.
We raise the rafters with our cheers
on only certain days.
No wonder many blow-off church,
though they say they believe.
Except for Easter, folks sleep in
until it’s Christmas Eve.
Commitment is conditional.
The culture sparks our flame.
We’re fans but not fanatical.
Our loyalty’s a game.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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