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. 

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, Christians, and 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 ] [ Anti-Choice ]

I will be adding to this list as time permits.  In the mean time, if I missed any good ones, e-mail meI 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, e-mail me.

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 e-mail me.  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.