Just Wondering: Some Questions for My Christian Brothers and Sisters

I’m having such a hard time these days with social media and the news. Hatred, anger, and fear underlie almost every post and report. I have been especially surprised by the reactions and comments of Christians. I haven’t been a follower of Jesus for that long—just since 2008—and I admit I follow him quite imperfectly.Continue reading “Just Wondering: Some Questions for My Christian Brothers and Sisters”

There Are Some Things I Don’t…

(photo source) I have been writing this series of blog posts responding to fears that a friend of mine raised about becoming a Christian.  I am grouping the next three together because they are related: I don’t know enough. I don’t want to give up stuff I love. I don’t really think I need it.Continue reading “There Are Some Things I Don’t…”

Can You Still Play Golf and Drink Scotch?

The third question a friend asked me when I told him I had become a Christian was, “Can you still play golf and drink scotch?” This one threw me. I hadn’t considered that. Could I? Did Jesus have something to say about golf? Scotch? But what my friend really meant was, “Can you still haveContinue reading “Can You Still Play Golf and Drink Scotch?”

You’re a Christian…How Are You Different?

“How are you different?” is the second question a friend asked me when we had lunch and I told him I had become a Christian.  (I wrote about the first question he asked – What does it mean to become a Christian? – last week).  This second question is much more difficult to answer andContinue reading “You’re a Christian…How Are You Different?”

What Does It Mean to “Become a Christian?”

Not long after I committed my life to Christ in 2008, I had lunch with a friend I had known for several years.  When he asked me what was new and I told him I had become a Christian, he asked three questions: What does it mean to “become a Christian?” So, how are youContinue reading “What Does It Mean to “Become a Christian?””