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2. Expect it when you least expect it (1Pet.5:8). Another interesting little ditty drawn from this program was the surprise attack launched upon the unexpected party. The survivalist featured in each of the episodes has to live in an enhanced state of readiness to avoid being captured by his psycho pals. In the “chance” that they do get captured and whisked off to Mount Kill-A-Wussy they need to make do with what they have on hand and the various weird tools and accouterments the captors afford them once they dump them off in the middle of nowhere to fend for themselves. According to Jesus, we too have to be ready at all times because we do not know when the storms, winds and floods are gonna rock our world (Mat.7:24-27).

3. God’s watching and will be there if we crash and burn. God, like these adrenaline junkies, both arranges for our testing and is ever watchful and will be there at a moment’s notice to aid and/or extract us from the adversity should we start tapping out. In, DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED! as much as the other survivalist want to see what the other is made of, they also don’t do it to such an extent that it destroys the one that’s cooking in the crucible. And, according to the Scripture (1Cor.10:13), neither does God.

4. True brotherhood. From a fellowship standpoint, the Special Ops of DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED! want each other to thrive versus die like most small-minded Christians. I’d much prefer hanging around these gents versus a lot of back-stabbing weasel pastors and Christians that I’ve had to “fellowship” with. 1000pts for the true brotherhood depicted on this show (1Cor.12;12-26).

5. We have a reputation to uphold (Rom.8:31-39). These men got through insane obstacles in DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED via wits, willpower and pride. They want to prove, “we have what it takes.” I wish more Christians would be like that when they start going through rough patches.

We need to understand we represent the King of Kings, that he’s given us all things for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and that we have what it takes to get over this mountain; and we should be spiritual survivalists as an act of worship in honor of him, the Unconquerable Christ. Uh, earth to church. We do kind of have a reputation of hardiness to uphold, duh.

As far as I’m concerned, this overcomer’s spirit, that’s championed in DUDE, YOU’RE SCREWED!, is much more appealing to me than being a defeated Christian who’s rolled up in the corner of a the room, in the fetal position, sucking his thumb, wearing a big-ass Christian diaper because they had to go over a molehill in the Garden of Eden.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.