Okay...my apologies to everyone who loves this video. But where I come from (liberal mid-west seminary, liberal Methodist father, Marcus Borg reader, American Idol fan) this video is just plain "bad theology." Actually, at first I just thought it was funny. Sort of in the vein of this YouTube poster's response: "Why don't you get in your car with a video camera and film yourself as you 'let go and let god' and see what happens as you scream 'jesus take the wheel!'"
But the more I thought about it, the more ridiculous I find the notion of Jesus on display in the song. Can't you just see "Jesus Take the Wheel" showing up on car bumpers all all the country, right next to "In case of rapture, this car will be unmanned"? But maybe I'm just being cynical...