The real problem is that we are running out of Christians. And some of those who are left are having a hard time understanding what this means in a society of predominantly non-Christian people who continue to do strange things at certain times of year. Like Christmas. But it’s not really their fault. But when a culture that used to have lots of Christians starts to run out of Christians, the remaining Christians occasionally get confused about what’s ‘theirs’. Consequently, they occasionally embark upon crusades for Jesus that have very little to do with Jesus. Forcing people who don’t care about Jesus to bear witness to a festival that used to be about Jesus is not going to make those people care all that much about Jesus. It’s not as though we’re going to be flooded with testimonies of people falling to their knees in repentance over their toffee nut lattes because they saw a stable on the side of their cup. Neither are they likely to be converted by seeing the word ‘Christ’ instead of ‘X’ on their Christmas cards. True, there is power in the Name of Jesus, but it’s not a magic spell.
I presume we all know that.