Some Christians are Boo-ing McConaughey’s Oscars Speech…Not Me


by Carly Hill

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Zionica recently published a fresh perspective of the Matthew McConaughey Oscars speech, written by Jeff Shaw, a non-applauding Christian. Most Christian responses I saw on social media were, as Shaw observed, celebratory, but should they have been?

Before you answer, watch his speech.

Now, here’s an excerpt from Shaw’s article:

Now, if I could be so bold as to suggest that God might have preferred that McConaughey keep that credit for himself. As a follower of Christ, I wish McConaughey had not brought God into it. Before we as Christians celebrate every time someone gives thanks to God for something, we should look at what they’re thanking Him for.

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