A friend of mine and I were sitting around at lunch the other day. We decided that we are going to quit our jobs and start a new company. It is going to be exactly like the one we currently work for. There is, however, going to be one difference. Ours is going to be a Christian version of our company. We are creating it to give Christians in our company an alternative place to work and provide customers with a Christian alternative to the product.
How does that sound?
You probably think I’ve lost my mind if you don’t realize that I’m saying this tongue in cheek.
Is it any different from what we have in society?
We have Christian TV stations.
We have Christian radio stations.
We have Christian rock bands.
You name it and we use Christian as an adjective in front of it.
Don’t get me wrong. I think that some of this is good and necessary. However, I don’t want us to simply stop there and be happy.
I want TV stations full of employees who are Christians.
I want radio stations employing Christians.
I want rock bands made up of Christians.
I want movies made by Christians.
I simply want Christian to no longer be an adjective.
I want it to be a noun.
I want Christian to be used like it was originally used in Antioch. I want those of us who follow Christ to be called Christian because we are little Christs. Because of what we do and not what we claim to do.
How about you? Is Christian an adjective in your life? Or is it a noun?