1Pe 4:16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
Many hip, Post-modern, pagan-friendly pastors and churches use the term "Christ follower" instead of “Christian” for themselves as a way to not drive away the "unchurched" (the new term for an unbeliever), so they can have an open door.
These pagan friendlies don't want Jesus to be a stumbling block, even to professing
But the thing is, Jesus is The Stumbling Block.
Christ Follower: Someone who has made the decision to be an emotionally well adjusted self-actualized risk taking leader who knows his purpose, lives a 'no regrets' life of significance, has overcome his fears, enjoys a healthy marriage with better than average sex, is an attentive parent, is celebrating recovery from all his hurts, habits and hang ups, practices Biblical stress relief techniques, is financially free from consumer debt, fosters emotionally healthy relationships with his peers, attends a weekly life group, volunteers regularly at church, tithes off the gross and has taken at least one humanitarian aid trip to a third world nation.