Christian Talk

I shouldn't sound too Christian or I'll push people away.  Do you sometimes hold back from expressing your Christian perspective because you fear people will shut you off and label you as a holy roller?  After all, only religious fanatics go around quoting scriptures and letting the Bible dictate their lives, right? Words like Lord and salvation are often silenced by words like homophobia and self-righteousness. After all, speaking too Christian in public is liable to get you de-friended.

Who is God?  What is true?  Why am I here?  Is it possible to compartmentalize the answers to these questions?  Can we keep genuine, passionate faith private?

If we are able to snuff our faith down to a personal introverted place, what does that say about the glorious magnitude of this truth we profess?

Many atheists say that Christianity is a story for weak, gullible people who cannot accept the reality of death.  If all they see are Christians who say they believe the words of the Bible, but are not changed (by something so grand that if it is true it would have to be altering), doesn't this give some credibility to their argument?

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:14-21(NIV)

About the Author: My name is Jolie. I am a Christian mother of two, married to a South African man who, through divine intervention, I met in Time Square on New Years Eve more than a decade ago.  I am also a realtor in Austin, Texas with a passion for writing and connecting with other people.  I especially find it rewarding to write about my faith and the very physical ways God has shown His presence in my life. You can find me on the web at http://joliekirsten.wordpress.com