Who Wants to Be a Bible-ionaire?

Jeff Foxworthy, well known as being the world’s foremost authority on biblical lore, is hosting American Bible Challenge, a new series on The Game Show Network that pits competitors’ biblical knowledge against each other for cash prizes that go to charities or ministries. On the one hand, people competing for money that actually goes towards noble causes seems good, so maybe this is harmless. On the other hand, a game show about the Holy Bible? Can of worms. You have to feel for television executives. Christians clamor for more redemptive entertainment on television, producers respond by making something like American Bible Challenge, and Christians complain that their faith is being trivialized on television. Poor tv execs. They just can’t win. Now, maybe a game show in which television producers compete to make a good redemptive television show …

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