Derek: The word “christian,” when applied to anything other than a human being, is just a marketing term.So Pete listed a bunch of stuff where we do just that:
Derek's comment (esp. in light of the list Pete threw out there) is a bold & thought-provoking statement... and the thought it provoked from Kyle Reed (in the comments section of Pete's blog) is the must-read quote of the day:
- Christian music.
- Christian books.
- Christian label.
- Christian publishers.
- Christian bookstore.
- Christian greeting cards.
- Christian dating service.
- Christian radio.
- Christian camps.
- Christian clothing lines.
To me it is a term that promises safety.
Which that is the marketing side of it all. You are safe when you buy this. You are safe when you read this. You are safe when you listen to this. Just go and listen to Christian radio. That is what they say every time. Safe for the whole family.
I think the problem is, there is nothing safe about Christianity.
Which begs the question - when have we traded in passion for the good news of Jesus Christ for safety & security from the big, bad World?