My Thoughts on Christianity
Yes, I call myself a Christian.|
Many people find talk like that offensive.|
I wouldn't be surprised if you do, too.|
It sure used to offend me!|
Now, before you move on, please think about this:
Welcome to the Christian section of my web site.
Don't worry, I'm not out to corner
you, condemn you, or press you to make any decisions you'll
regret later. I don't keep records of who
visits, so feel free to look around.
- If there is a God . . .
- and if He has any control over your future . . .
- then isn't it in your best interest to take Him seriously?
This site isn't perfect, and neither am I.
It is a work in progress, and so am I.
I just want a chance to explain,
in my own words, my thoughts about Christianity,
why I put the word "Christian" on my home page.
As with my other pages, I will be adding and correcting
content from time to time.
Some of the things I say might surprise you.
If you want to check on the Bible quotations I mention,
to make sure I'm not using a passage out of context,
look for one of the "Look it up" icons like
the one on the right scattered
around these pages. They will take you straight to a Bible search
form and a short essay on why the Bible can be trusted.
I've tried to keep the references in this site
in a form easy to copy and paste.
If you think I've misused some verse, write me.
What do you think of when you hear the word
"Christian?" There are many reactions,
ranging from joy to embarrassment to annoyance to outright
hatred. Here's what some people think
of when they think of the word "Christian:"
[ Holier than Thou ] [
Hypocrites ] [
I will be adding to this list as time permits. In the
mean time, if I missed any good ones,
I won't preach at you. I won't even keep your e-mail address on
file unless you ask me to.
Annoying Things Christians Say
Before I was a Christian, I was annoyed by
the cryptic things Christians say or put
on signs. I still am. If the people they want
to reach don't understand them,
what's the point? When I became
a Christian, I resolved to find
explanations and get them out where everyone could
see them. Here's a few examples:
[ John 3:16 ] [
God's Grace ] [
The Blood of Christ ] [
The Gift of God ] [
God is on Our Side. ] [
The Bible Tells Us How to Live. ]
I waited much too long to begin this, and have forgotten
some of the things I wanted to cover. (Who ever said we
were perfect?) Again,
if you know of any good ones I missed,
Annoying Things Non-Christians Say
Hey, turnabout is fair play, right?
Here's a few of the things I've heard Non-Christians say
when they find out I'm a Christian:
If I missed your objection, you're welcome to
I don't know all the answers, but because the issue is
a serious one, I'd like to do what I can, even if it's
to tell you where to look for more answers.
Speaking of which...
Don't just take my word for it...
I don't expect you to take one person's word on this subject.
If you want to learn what others have to say on the
subject, here's a few other sites that may help you get a better idea
of what I'm talking about.
When searching these other sites,
look for the word "apologetics." It means
"a branch of theology devoted to the defense
of the divine origin and authority of Christianity."
Or in other words, why we think Christianity is right.
- Compelling Truth A
place to find the truths of the Christian faith. They
take the questions, issues, struggles, and disagreements that exist within the Christian faith
and provide answers based on the Bible.
- Probe Ministries. A
great site for carefully
reasoned essays on an amazing variety of subjects,
Probe has links for current events, culture, science,
theology & apologetics, and links to other good sites.
- Check out this site if you
feel like there's something missing in your life.
- Moody Radio, from
the Moody Bible Institute, lists
some Christian radio stations in the U.S.
where you can hear the same
message from many points of view here. This is what convinced me
that genuine Christians were not phonies
or dull-witted milksops all cut from the same cloth.
- Prison Fellowship Ministries run by an ex-con you
may have heard of before.
- EveryStudent.com a place
to explore issues about college, life, and God.
- Josh McDowell's website Josh McDowell,
as an atheistic law student, set out to write a paper proving Christianity false. In doing so,
he found the evidence pointed to it being true. His book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict,
has become a classic of the Christian faith.
- Family Life.com
has tips for singles, couples, and parents.
- Focus on the Family
is aimed mostly at Christians, with information
about important and urgent matters.
- Truth for Youth
addresses some complex issues facing young people.
- American Tract
This website is intended for Christians looking for tracts, those
little pamphlets that explain things so well. They are
available to read on-line, but if you don't like web
sites with music, you may want to turn down the volume before you