Each Sunday Morning we feature a sermon from an unlikely source. This week, Mark Wahlberg.
Wahlberg did plenty of bad in his youth and he has plenty of enemies, but in the past decade or so he’s become somebody I respect. Mostly I respect him because I’ve plenty of Christian friends in Hollywood who simply don’t talk about their faith because they know it will cost them. Not true for Wahlberg. Maybe it’s because he’s earned and will never shake his bad-boy image so he can get away with it, but I doubt he cares.
In nearly every interview Mark walks the fine line between expressing his faith and bothering people with it. His faith is his and yours is yours and I do wish more Christians would understand how much more powerful and attractive this approach is. Our faith has made us free and if other people want to be it’s available to them, too.
My favorite Wahlberg quote about faith came from an interview he did in London in which he was asked if he knew Tom Cruise. Wahlberg replied “I don’t know him. He doesn’t go to my church, I guess. I go to the one with Jesus, baby.”
The audience laughed. How many people can talk about Jesus, take a stand for faith, call absurdity out and still get a laugh from the audience?
Here’s Mark talking to Piers Morgan, matter of factly, about what he believes, how he came to believe it and why it still matters to him.