Jim Jordan at Moral Science Club says,
It is our own [Christians’] folly that we worry that non-Christians will be offended by Christian expressions of faith. This hesitancy in Christians, me included, reveals a stubborn habit that it is somehow better to say or do nothing than point someone to Christ. Again we think it uncharitable that we pray in public or wish someone a “Merry Christmas”. It’s as if “Christianophobia” is a plague that Christians display almost as much as atheists.
The time has come for all Christians to take on the responsibility that their faith demands; the burden of understanding the Word better, knowing more about other religions, knowing more about the history of the church, and truly appreciating the beauty of Christianity.
We have been called to be Christ-bearers and we need to pray on that daily asking, “Lord show me, use me” or “melt me, mold me” as the song says. Jesus Christ is God’s definition of love and it’s His entrance into the world that we celebrate each Christmas. What a wonderful hope we have! What a wonderful love is available to us! God waits with outstretched hands not just for you, but for all people.
Great points (even though I still don’t know exactly what “fundamentalism” means…).
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