Christianity 201

May 27, 2010

Gift Industry Theology

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I just spent an hour scrolling through about 3,000 pages of giftware images:  plaques, picture frames, ceramic crosses, candle holders, ornaments, etc.

The company whose wares I was scanning has a fairly high percentage of items which contain Christian sentiment or scripture:   Lord’s Prayer, Serenity Prayer, Ps. 23, I Cor. 13, Jer 29:11; and various pieces that just say “hope,” or “believe,” or “joy.”

I remember years ago hearing a preacher talk about verses you’ll never see in a gift store, like this one:

Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.  II Tim 3:12 (NASB)

It might not sell well, but it would provide balance.

I wonder, do some Christians follow, and live inside the bubble of a “gift shop” theology?