Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Healthy Tree Wears Good Fruit

Jesus told his followers, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have it printed on a t-shirt." Or something like that. Seriously, who knows for sure what Jesus actually said? As long as we let the world know that he's kind of important to us, isn't that enough?

Not since the "My boss is a Jewish carpenter" bumper sticker have Christians been so effective at being salt and light in the world. Now, your t-shirt can be one of the most effective ways to reach the lost.

Just think: with the right kind of Christian apparel, you will be able to...


...spread the Good News...

"Son,
I need you to build a bridge.
Here are all the tools you will need.
See you soon-
Love, Dad"


...lampoon popular culture...


...condense the Gospel into easily recognizable catch phrases...


...and even turn your children into pint-sized evangelists.

"I can do all things"


You can find these and other valuable witnessing tools here.

Remember, what's in your heart isn't as important as what's worn over it. That's what people are going to see. Why take the time to read and understand scripture when someone has already printed the important verses on a t-shirt? Why work so hard to live what you believe when you can just wear it?

9 comments:

Chris Wilde said...

I've noticed how, in sportswear, it's popular to have words printed right across one's bum, like on a pair of shorts or sweatpants. I think we might be missing a real evangelical opportunity there. Time to go get out the concordance....

Lee Shelton said...

Someone needs to reach all the cheeky bum-lookers out there.

Dwayne said...

Hey Lee. I like the blog cuz.

Lee Shelton said...

Thanks, Dwayne! I know it's been a while, but congrats on your wedding. Hope all is well.

Jennifer said...

Hey, this is fabulous! I'm assuming these are all printed on Fruit of the Loom wear?


Seriously, I want to know what actually goes through the mind of an unbeliever when they see this kind of rubbish. Maybe something similar to what they think as they drive past, uh, clever church signs?
www.crummychurchsigns.com

Lee Shelton said...

I can appreciate a pithy t-shirt as much as the next guy, but these are just too cheesy and unoriginal.

Jennifer said...

Does this count? :)

http://being-transformed.blogspot.com/2006/07/i-was-predestined-before-foundations.html

Lee Shelton said...

Count as what? Pithy or cheesy and unoriginal? ;)

I like it. I think we need more Calvinist t-shirts. Of course, they would have to conform to the five requirements of Reformed apparel: 1) Total washability, 2) Unconditional size selection, 3) Limited tone and tint, 4) Irresistable to embrace, and 5) Perseverance against stains.

Carla said...

I heard "I think we need more Calvinist t-shirts" all the way across the blogosphere. Amazing how sound travels, eh?

I also enjoyed your redefinition of TULIP.

:o)

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