Partly as a tribute to the Stuff Christians Like blog, I need to get this out there…
God is in the business of…(googled)
- changing lives
- giving us a future
- opening and shutting doors
- raising dead congregations to life again
- shattering expectations
- doing the impossible
- dealing with our unrighteous rebellion and our self-righteous religion by offering us genuine righteousness through a relationship (that one was just too long)
- creating aliens
I don’t like the way this saying feels. It just seems like a weird way of phrasing.
We like to use it to point out the things that God does, but why is it framed in this way?
I’m sure God likes to do all of those things, but maybe I’m uncomfortable with it put into a business lens because the point of business is to make money and I don’t think God is changing lives/giving us a future/creating aliens in order to make money.
Perhaps the even bigger problem is that I can’t figure out another way to put this. I understand and agree with the intention of saying “God works”, but I need it to be put in a different way.
Can you help? How can we create a new phrase and slowly reculture all of western-business minded Christianity?