I'd be more skeptical if say, a huge chain of retail stores represented themselves as "Christian based".
There is this little computer shop near where I live, that is Christian based. I've heard nothing but good things about them. If something breaks, they are more than happy to fix/replace it and usually they won't even charge you for it if it's not much trouble. They have been in business, ever since I was into computers. Do you realize how hard it is these days to be generous, and stay in business long term?
They must be doing something right. I'm not much of a hardware person, so I plan on having them build me one. It won't really save me much money either, if I knew how to do everything myself.
When I see the two words together in terms of business, non-greedy and dependable come to mind. There are bad apples though, I'm sure. However, what's wrong with using "Christian based" as long as you treat your customers way beyond fairly.
Originally Posted by Saving Face
One thing I always found odd was that the Christian bookstore in my local mall is open on Sundays for business. Doesn't the Bible state something about "doing no work/business" on Sundays? Yet many Christian businesses are not going to loose an extra day of profits by obeying this command...
It could be for business purposes like you say, yes. There's nothing wrong with doing good deeds, or assisting people on Sundays even though it is considered work. They could see this as a bonus business opportunity, "helping" people, or both. I honestly don't see anything wrong with either motive.