Ever seen the show Wife Swap?
Celebrity Wife Swap isn’t much different. According to an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Ted Haggard, disgraced pastor of New Life Church, is now filming an episode where he will be swapping wives with actor Gary Busey, who, according to the article, is an active minister with Promise Keepers. Ahem! Yeah.
The premise is simple: Haggard and Busey will swap partners for a short time. The first couple of days, the men make the rules for their new “spouses.” After that, the women take charge. The fun could come from the conflict between Haggard and Sampson, who’s reportedly a spiritual woman but not a fan of organized religion.
On the surface, it might seem like an unlikely pairing, but there are several surprising parallels between Busey and Haggard. Busey is a born-again Christian and active minister with Promise Keepers, and Haggard has returned to the ministry as pastor of St. James, a new nondenominational Christian church in Colorado Springs.
I find it amazing how loosely they define “born-again Christian.”
Can we say, Biblically speaking, that either one of these men represent the Christian church?
(HT: Jeanne Zettel)