Some Questions I’m Asking

After the shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas this last week and the attack at the Istanbul airport the week before, my soul will not rest, my heart is moving toward despair, and my body actually hurts with the loss of life. I don’t have words, but I have a bunch of questions that I’veContinue reading “Some Questions I’m Asking”

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”

Christians Are Hypocrites

This is a continuation in the series “What Are You Afraid Of?” based on a discussion I had with a friend over dinner who said she was afraid I would try to convert her to Christianity.  One of the things she said was that Christians are hypocrites. When I left my law firm several monthsContinue reading “Christians Are Hypocrites”

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…”

My Friends and Family Wouldn’t Get It

This is the second fear my friend identified as we talked about why the idea of becoming a follower of Jesus scared her:  her friends and family wouldn’t get it and she’d be alone. The best response to the fear “my friends and family wouldn’t get it,” is: “Yes, that’s true.  Most of them won’t. Continue reading “My Friends and Family Wouldn’t Get It”

I’m Kind of Screwed Up and Don’t Think I Qualify to Be a Christian

Photo credit I could not come up with anything that describes the fallacy of the thought: “I’m kind of screwed up and don’t think I qualify to be a Christian” than the story below, by Philip Yancey: A young girl grows up on a cherry orchard just above Traverse City, Michigan.  Her parents, a bitContinue reading “I’m Kind of Screwed Up and Don’t Think I Qualify to Be a Christian”

What Are You Afraid Of?

Not too long ago, a friend of mine told me over dinner that she was afraid I might try to convert her.  When I asked her why she thought that, she explained that whenever we were together, I seemed at peace, told stories that sounded like miracles, and listened to her without judging.  I askedContinue reading “What Are You Afraid Of?”