It is dangerous to label things "Christian".../ The problem with turning the noun (Christian - a person who follows Jesus) into an adjective and then tacking it onto words is that it can create categories that limit the truth.../"Velvet Elvis" by Rob Bell
Something can be labeled "Christian" and not be true or good.../
It is possible for music to be labeled Christian and be terrible music. It could lack creativity or inspiration.../
Just because it is a Christian book by a Christian author and it was purchased in a Christian bookstore doesn't mean it is all true or good or beautiful.../
Christian is a great noun and a poor adjective.
Why do I quote this? In yesterday's Metro American "trendspotter" Marian Salzman responded to the question :: "What trends are you predicting for the next 5 years?"
Americans have become so decidedly religious that religion is going to become a very serious problem between the US and the rest of the world. Americans are living in a country where CHRISTIAN RETAIL is a shopping option, CHRISTIAN FOOD is a snack food option - there's a chain called "Chick-fil-a" - it's Christian chicken.Oh my goodness!
What happened to being in the world? If all I do is "CHRISTIAN" then where is the reality? where is the truth in being the salt and the light?
Reject Christian ghettoes!
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