I’m not against labels. In a increasingly complex world we need systems and categories to organize life.
But who exactly does the Christian prefix help?
Does it help Christians make decisions to become more like Jesus? ‘Oh it’s Christian, then it must be okay’
Or does it cause them to outsource their own ability to discern?
Does it help anyone foreign to Jesus come to know him more? Or does it only distance people further?
The first followers of Jesus were called Christians. Except this wasn’t a self-appointed title; it was a description given to them by others.
Would any of these pass a blind taste test challenge if we removed the Chrisitan qualifier?
The most disconcerting part of all this is that it flies in the face of the God of all creation and the hope of redemption of all things.
Does Jesus like Christian bubble gum more?