Summa Aesthetica has an amazing, and well written post on Making an Idol of Jesus.

It’s a must read. My favorite paragraph:

For the same reason, I often flinch when God or Jesus float carelessly in and out of people’s conversations, hauled in to support whatever idea suits the agenda of the speaker. The problem is the careless nonchalance with which people are inclined to treat the divine. God, baseball and apple pie: the American trinity, coequal in mystery, nostalgia and devotion. (And no, the facts that many Americans think baseball is boring and many more have long since given up baking, were not overlooked in this analogy.)