the Jesus juke is a new phenomena i am becoming increasingly familiar with. maybe its been around for, like, 20 years or something, i dont know. but i have only recently been educated in the ins and outs of the Jesus juke.
theres a very funny christian speaker/writer/blogger named jon acuff. he explains it beautifully. i would encourage you to check out his blog if you ever need a laugh with an occasional side of conviction. heres a definition off his blog entry 'The Jesus Juke'.
"Like a football player juking you at the last second and going a different direction, the Jesus Juke is when someone takes what is clearly a joke filled conversation and completely reverses direction into something serious and holy."
i showed the full article to allen earlier in the week and he made it his immediate goal to juke me as many times as he could that evening. then our friend ryan came over, and he too fell victim to the juking.
to his credit, allen got some really good ones in.
we were in the car last night, all four of us, going to get frozen yogurt, and we were talking about people coming to visit us, and molly said
molly: what if a tree came to visit us?!?
me: a tree??? you're silly.
molly: a tree!! hahaha.
and allen and i start laughing, like 'thats not actually funny, but you think youre being funny so we're going to humor you because youre four' laughing.
then colby, having no previous knowledge of the Jesus juke, says
colby: molly, Jesus died on a tree.
allen: yes He did, colby. good job.
well played, colby. well played.