Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Sudden Conversion of a Rabid Anti-Christian

This story is remarkable! It is the story of the sudden and radical conversion of John Shore, a man who described himself as a rabid anti-Christian. At his own blog, Dr Jim Hamilton noted, "Two things are prominent in his account: the conviction he felt for his sin, and the reality that 'The story of Jesus is historically true.'"

Shore writes:

The split-second before I very suddenly became a Christian, I couldn't possibly have been less of a Christian. If anything, I was anti-Christian. The religion struck me as ridiculously immature, a way-too-obvious system designed mostly to capitalize on people's guilt: Big Daddy in the Sky knows you did wrong, but will love you anyway if you'll only admit that he's perfection itself, and that you're a wretched, sickening sack of sin.

Please. I always figured that if I wanted Father Knows Best, I'd watch TV.

Read it here: I, a Rabid Anti-Christian, Very Suddenly Convert

(HT: Dr Hamilton, Thabiti Anyabwile)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Secret of Appreciating Church

From Hunter Baker at Mere Comments:

The secret of the church is not that it is some business to be run or a show designed to catch curious onlookers. The secret of the church is that is a community. It is a place where you belong and where people know you. In other words, it is a lot like the old bar on the television show Cheers. And it helps you to live the Christian life. In the church, you will become aware of what is going on in other people’s lives and they will learn about your life. You will pray with each other and minister to needs. Christianity is not meant to be practiced in isolation.

Read the rest there.