The Common Good

Theology, Culture, And Miscellany

Date: December 14, 2013

That article from Sojourners that I just linked (x) has another great line: “It is not the cashier’s job to share the church’s story of God coming to the world.”

That really hit me, and I think it has a lot to do with the false notion of the war on Christmas, the idea that secular commercial culture somehow owes it to Christians to promote Christian ideas.

It’s not the cashier’s job to share the story of Christmas, the good news of the incarnation. Christians cannot be consumers of the good news. We are supposed to be proclaimers, evangelists. It’s our job to tell the story of Christmas.