What kind of company tries to keep people from talking about them?
What kind of celebrity doesn’t want people to tweet about them?
What kind of blogger doesn’t want people to share their content?
Whether you’re a business owner, or you’re just building your own little platform, no one wants to stop people from talking about them.
Seth Godin had a great blog last week, sharply criticizing the Olympic® committee for protecting its registered trademark by going after Facebook users, knitters, and stand-up comedians and other people who are actually giving positive publicity to their brand. You can read his post here.
The problem is that whoever is in charge of Jesus’ public relations is doing the same thing.
It’s not that anyone is stopping us from talking about faith. It’s not that anyone is ignoring or marginalizing or discriminating against us. It’s that we’ve made it nearly impossible to talk about Jesus. We’ve done it to ourselves.