When we judge Christianity, where should we start? If we are considering becoming a Christian, how should we determine if it is worth the trouble? How should we assess how much effort it is going to take to be a Christian? Here is an excellent blog post that explains how we should approach these problems.
The reason people like me make distinctions about what it means to be “Christian” is because the term has been rendered meaningless by centuries of mind-numbing confusion, people behaving badly, and absolutely wrong ideas about it. And a lot of those wrong ideas have come from… Christians.
But this is also why I don’t let Christian despisers get away with the straw men they erect in order to dismiss our faith. As I like to quote G.K. Chesterton in this regard, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
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