Tim Stevens has an interesting discussion on his blog today about Christians boycotting. This reminds me of a post I saw on Boing Boing some time ago. A Chinese restaurant was trying to get an English name for their store, but the translation software had a glitch. Now their store is called Translate Server Error.
I’ve saved this story for two weeks because it was funny, but today I saw it differently. Tim’s post made me wonder just how much Christians are sending out signals that look to the world just like “Translate Server Error.” We say “God Loves You,” they hear “God wants you to stop messing up”… the list gets pretty long.
So what are some ways we can undo the translation error and start mending broken fences to help people hear the message in a language they will understand?