Chris Pratt Lives Out Genuine Christian Faith
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Oct 05
Chris Pratt is not afraid to talk about his Christian faith. He also does not shy away from drinking beer or joking around.
Jesse Carey of RelevantMagazine.com says that Hollywood needs more celebrities like Pratt who is honest about his faith and who he is.
Carey notes that Pratt’s faith seems genuine and not merely part of his celebrity brand. “This persona is the kind that culture needs more of. It’s the kind of public personality that shows Christians aren’t meant to be perfect—but they are meant to be sincere,” he writes.
Pratt has been a rising star in the past couple of years, and he has often talked about his faith.
In an interview with People back in 2012, Pratt credited the birth of his son and the month his son had to spend in the ICU as a moment that really solidified his faith.
“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot … It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” he said.
Pratt also recently did an interview with Stephen Colbert in which he talked about last Easter when he and some friends erected a huge cross on a mountain.
“It’s Saturday before Easter, if you think about it, that’s what Jesus was doing 2000-something years before on a Saturday before Easter, was carrying a cross up a hill!” Pratt said.
But in the same interview, Pratt also made dirty jokes. And he often jokes around and said he ultimately hopes to live with his wife and son “somewhere other than L.A., just being able to be a Boy Scout leader, drink beer on Saturday, go to church on Sunday, having fun. I could coach him in football.”
Carey notes that “Culture needs more people who aren’t afraid to be open about their faith, even if they don’t fit the mold of how Christians are ‘supposed’ to talk or look.”
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Publication date: October 5, 2016