"Christian is a great noun, and a poor adjective."
- Rob Bell
As believers we tend to slap the "Christian" disclaimer on a lot of things. Maybe in an effort to let people know this is good. Whether it's music, books, films, clothing... even candy.
But what makes something/someone Christian?
They have confessed their sins and believe that Jesus died on the cross to pardon them of those transgressions... They have said the sinner's prayer.
OK, so let's use that criteria against these other "Christian" things.
Did that song say the sinner's prayer?
Did my t-shirt confess its sinful nature and accept Jesus into its life?
What about that christian film? Did my DVD raise its hand and walk up to the front of the church to accept Jesus?
I think we need to be careful when we use the word "Christian" in an effort to sell a product to a church-going audience.
It's English 101, Christian is a noun, not an adjective.
Feel free to disagree in the comment section below.