First of all… let me get this out: Â I surely hope that Justin Bieber’s glasses do not start hitting the worship leader circuit. Â That said, in American culture, we value celebrity. Â So, when Justin Bieber ‘comes out’ and says he is a Christian
… it makes the press. Â Should any of us care?
Well… yes and no.
From a purely personal standpoint, I will rejoice when anyone claims the name of Christ.
Should it make a difference to me whether its someone famous or someone two doors down? Â No. Â But it does many times.
Is Justin Bieber being “Christian” important to my 14 year old daughter? Â Uh… yeah… probably so.
I think so many times as Christians, we want to count people the world considers as important as being a part of our team. Â Like it’s a scorecard or something.
(Hey… we just got Justin Bieber! Â YESSS!!!!)
Why do we do this? Â Is it healthy? Â Is it just human nature?
I don’t know… but it bothers me sometimes about myself.
Justin… I’m glad to have you ‘on the team’… but just as glad to have everyone else who is not nearly as famous as you.
At least, that’s what I’m telling myself.
What do YOU think?