“What is a Christian?” Do You Know? (Are you Sure?)
Hey Sweet Friend!
We’re on vacation this week, and while I normally wouldn’t post now, I had a conversation last night that made me want to.
My kids starting talking about why many of their friends, who were raised as Christians, no longer count themselves Christians. This led to a conversation about how many teenagers aren’t familiar with even basic references to the Bible. Case in point: Becca, a high school English teacher, told us only one (ONE!) student knew what the Garden of Eden is.
Then one of our kids threw out this statement: “Gosh, if people don’t know what the Garden of Eden is, ever fewer people understand what is means to be a Christian.”
Which is interesting.
Because last week I wrote an article for Crosswalk on this very topic.
I thought the topic would be a piece of cake, especially given the fact I’ve written an entire book about what it means to be a Christian.
I was wrong.
Turns out explaining “what is a Christian” in 1500 words was tough. But given today’s world, the ability to explain Christianity quickly, easily, and understandably is more important than ever.
Maybe you’ve noticed the last of clarity surrounding what it means to be a Christian, too.
Perhaps you have friends or loved ones who’ve asked you questions about what it means to be a Christian, and you aren’t quite sure how to answer. Or maybe you’ve wondered yourself.
Whatever the case, it just makes sense that every one of us should know–I mean really know–how to answer “What is a Christian?” And in a way that is:
You are loved,