Freed to live through the death of another.

Christians and Their Cars

You are what you drive?
… because Bradley asked for it …
Here’s how to tell the type of Christian you meet, by the car they drive. (Obviously this is completely in jest… my poor attempt at humour.)

The official car of Emergent. This one was a no-brainer. Maybe it’s because of the whole enviro-friendly thing, or maybe it’s the anti-western / north-american mentality. Either way, those emerging types do like their echoes.

The official car of the middle-class, conservative church family. Okay, okay, so it’s not technically even a car. But if you’re going to haul around those 2.3 children from your middle-class home to soccer practice, the Montana is a must.

The official van of the Dutch / Christian Reformed. Because when your children number a baker’s dozen, there just really aren’t that many options.

The official car of the seminary student. Students in beat-up, old cars. How clichΓ©.

I tried to think of more, but that’s all I could come up with off the top of my head. Any more suggestions?


  1. DErifter

    How about the Dodge “Omni” for those U/U types? Wait, you said Christians…

  2. jshelley78

    not only did was my “emergent-mobile” identified in make and model, but I couldn’t help but notice it’s even the same color as mine! πŸ™‚

  3. Ian

    Yer so cheeze.

  4. JLF

    Derifter: U/U types?

    James: LOL… yeah, I couldn’t help it, you’re not the only one I know with a blue one though, that’s the funny thing. πŸ™‚

    Ian: I was trying to find a purple car to use for the picture, but I couldn’t find one suitable. πŸ™‚

  5. Ian



  6. DErifter

    U/U= Unitarian/Universalist

  7. JLF

    Ahhh… gotcha. πŸ˜€

  8. eyeovthestorm


  9. Dave Mac

    Hey …. easy now Julian, I am the proud owner of two of the above mentioned vehicles, and I ain’t Dutch!

  10. DErifter

    Pardon my brief departure from the topic, but I’ve been meaning to ask if your photo is a depiction of 1 Cor 13:12 (For now we see through a glass darkly…) ?

    Ha ha! Sorry. I will never ask you that again. Once is plenty.

  11. JLF

    Derifter: That’s way more thoughtful than anything I could come up with, dude. I like it. Now I’ll have an answer for anyone who asks if it’s a beer glass! πŸ˜‰ j/k… it really was a root beer.

    Dave: I knew you owned one… but so do sooooo many others I know (including my mom and a couple of various aunts and uncles), so naturally I couldn’t resist. I don’t imagine it will be too many years before I own one myself. πŸ™‚

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