What is your ENCOUNTER with Jesus?

What does the "American Jesus" design mean to you?

With the release of the new CXXII x Godffiti "American Jesus" design we wanted to propose a question and get some feedback - start a dialog with our online community. 


American Jesus

We ask that you comment below and share you thoughts and impressions of this design. 

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  • I’m not sure the name and the picture say the same thing. The name " American Jesus" seems to say it’s another Jesus other than the Jesus of the Bible which makes sense to me, as I believe that we have Americanized Jesus to fit our changing culture instead of us as followers changing to be like Jesus and really following Him in obedience. But the picture on its own could say we are blind to Him or we can’t see Him for who He is? Well now that I say it, maybe the name and the picture do somewhat say the same thing. Hmmm

    David Martinez
  • I don’t think it’s so much the censorship of Christianity as it is the distortion of Christ by some American Christians. We have an outline of who Jesus is, but it’s unclear & we are the face of Jesus to our world… what do others see if Jesus through us?
    I know that Jesus is also seen as through a glass dimly here on the earth & in America, & I can’t wait to be fully transformed by Seeing Him as He truly is! So, my picture of Jesus and His work in me is in progress, but still a beautiful picture of grace!
    I’m buying one of these knowing His work in @godffiti ‘s life & mine.
    Like any good art the interpretation is up for discussion 😊

  • People are willing to admit Jesus is there, but would rather keep him blurry. Whether it is those outside of the faith wanting to keep him in view only as a “good man” or those in the faith who keep him close but out of clear view so as to avoid full surrender.

  • I don’t care for this design as much as the others. It seems a little sacreligious to me, though I understand that’s just my perception and perspective. I can appreciate the view saying it represents the censorship of Christianity in America, I just think that if someone’s going to die on the cross for me, he deserves to have his face shown unaltered. I feel some people could be confused by the design.

  • To me this is the censorship of christ in America. I’m interested in seeing what others think.


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