Jeff Foxworthy’s Fresh and Inspirational Game Show “The American Bible Challenge”
- Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Alex: That's great. Well, that does set the show apart and makes it unique.
Talking about the specific categories, I noticed that one of the question categories is "Bible Rednecks."
So, you knew this question had to come up. What Bible character do you, Jeff Foxworthy, think is the most redneck?
Jeff: There's a lot of those people in the Bible! You know, Samson tied foxes' tails together and set ‘em on fire so they would burn up his neighbor's fields!
You know, the longest recorded conversation that Jesus had was with the woman at the well. Well, she'd been divorced five times and was shacked up with guy number six! You know, if there'd been trailers, she'd have been living in one. And yet, this was the woman that went back to the entire community and said, "I have found Living Water. Come back with me."
You know, I think Jesus kind of likes rednecks. He sure did use a lot of them.
Alex: That's good. Well, hey, many are saying that America is really in dire need of spiritual revival. Are you hoping, Jeff, some way that "The American Bible Challenge" can be instrumental in that?
Jeff: You know, I hope so. I think, Alex, the fact that it's not on a Christian network, it's on the Game Show Network is a cool start in that direction.
You know, and I think we're a nation… I think we have more faith than we confess to. But I think somewhere along the line being a Christian became uncool. Because that's the message the world sends you. It's…
"You're the man! You're the man!"
"Show people how rich you are. Show people how cool you are."
And we're not. We're just not. You can pretend to be that way.
You know, to me it's cooler to have faith, to go: "Here's the good news. The good news is it's not based on my performance." Because many, many times I'm gonna fall short. I fall short on a daily basis.
It's, "Thank you that there is a God, that it's based on His goodness. The fact that He loved me enough, He didn't even wait on me to start performing right before He paid the price for me."
To me, that's cool. And I think, as a nation, man, if we could ever get back to that point and just throw your arms out and go…
"You know what? It's not based on my goodness or my coolness. It's based on how good God is."
Alex: Well, thank you, Jeff, for your time. It's been great hearing your heart about this exciting new game show. We're really hoping that "The American Bible Challenge" is successful for you and for the Game Show Network.
Jeff: Thank you so much, Alex. Have a great day.
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