Grantchester star James Norton criticizes trend for faith being portrayed as ‘exorcisms and cults’ (see article linked below)
Norton is right. The only thing that makes headlines is critical stories of Christians as extremist or acting contrary to the “stereotype” of the faith. I say stereotype because outsiders don’t truly understand Christian faith. I can say that about many Christians as well. Many are “Christian” in name or association only and not truly Christ followers.
Christ followers who know Jesus also know that the sin that they repented of is representative of the sin nature that resides inside and remains part of the battle fought by each striving Christ follower between goodness and evil. That is nothing new, Jesus aptly depicted this battle: I came to give you (followers) abundant life, he (the evil one) came only to kill, to steal and to destroy (he destroys love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control and anything righteous he can get his hands on).
We ARE broken people! We ARE broken! Wake up! We have sinned and are so tiny when compared to the Glory of God. We admit our sinfulness and lowliness.
Sidney Chambers is a realistic human being and also as a Christian or Christ follower. He is real, authentic. He has his weaknesses and they show vividly in the Grantchester series on PBS.
I’m not leaving out Judaism nor Islam. Will cover them at a different time.
Watch Grantchester on PBS or Amazon Prime.
I am taking my queues from the Reflector, a Mississippi State University campus paper. The article’s author seems to think that Christians in American have Americanized Christianity.
My insight is that most every culture adapts the writings of the the Holy Bible to their culture. In some ways God through His Word encourages that. In fact, His Word was written over a period of hundreds of years and comes through people from several cultures and from several nations. Continue reading
Read all the cards and reflect on your life…
Hey there! I’m Emanuella. I’m a Christian. I have been a “good” Christian most of my life. It was my identity. I used to like to tell people how “good” I was, how I kept all the Commandments. I thought that was “Good”……
Then I realized something…I Failed!!! “Christian” was just a name I wore…kind of like a pretty coat over a dirty body…It didn’t match my heart. Here’s why:
If you were an Atheist or Agnostic or anything else…And if you didn’t agree with me…I would disdain you as a person. I feel like a hypocrite! I feel disgusting! And I can’t take it anymore! I wasn’t interested in being your “Friend”. I just wanted to change you. I thought that was my job.
Christianity is about being like “Christ”. Continue reading
I am very fond of the Japanese especially the Christ followers there who are a tiny minority. Here is a beautiful display of love for others as they reach out to and greet their brothers and sisters in Kampala, Uganda.
Who can you reach out to and bless today?