Day 307

Today’s Reading – Mark 11 and John 12

They came into Jerusalem. After entering the temple, he threw out those who were selling and buying there. He pushed over the tables used for currency exchange and the chairs of those who sold doves. He didn’t allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. He taught them, “Hasn’t it been written, My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you’ve turned it into a hideout for crooks.
Mark 11:15-17 CEB

I am all for trinkets that remind us of our faith.

I have several items I have always had on my desk from high school til today!
But when did selling Christian ‘whatever’ become such a business.

You can buy nearly anything with a ‘christian’ label to it.

When did putting a fish logo on your car becoming necessary?

Why do we have a Christian Blue Page Book?

When did we start believing that selling Christian products should be profitable?

I wonder how Jesus would respond to the Christian product industry?

When one of the largest Christian publishing companies is owned by News Corp you have to wonder?

If being labeled Christian in America meant being targeted for persecution, how many fish logos would be sold?

When will we tell the story of salvation to a lost world instead of trying to sell it?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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