We would like to open a conversation on what you think about the world creating an industry to market Jesus.
In a recent post, Cindy responded,
Should anything pertaining to following Jesus be an industry? Should it be pursued for profit? This is a very big question for me right now, and it extends beyond music into preaching, writing, manufacturing, etc.
Whether we agree with it or not we have made Jesus a commercial product, selling it at Lifeway’s, and other Christian retailers around the world.
We have asked this question before, What is different of the Jesus Industry, than any other industry?
Are all products that are created right in God’s eyes? Many Churches market sermons, and other resources, and sell them for hefty fees. We guess you could call it commercializing God’s word.
Where do Christians need to draw the line? We have to recognize that some of the products we see at the local Christian Bookstore are just ridiculous. Try to imagine what it would look life if Jesus actually walked into a Christian Bookstore.
We think it would be funny to see his reaction.
What are your thoughts?