Inadvertently, Starbucks preaches a lot of gospels. I don't suppose they mean to present “gospel truth,” but the church sure is quick to give them that platform. Frankly, Starbucks could probably care less what happens at your church this Sunday, but sadly, most church leaders are frighteningly concerned with what happens at Starbucks.
Consider this poshly hung ad I just saw hanging in a Starbucks bathroom.
“Your drink should be PERFECT every time. If not, let us know and we’ll make it right.”
It makes me cringe. Not because it’s not true from their standpoint, or a wise marketing motto. But because I know it will preach to a lot of Christians—and will probably make its way into a sermon this weekend.