Christianity in 100 Words

Saw this somewhere and decided to take the challenge.

Jesus. Christianity is based on Jesus, not a church or a prescribed set of beliefs.

Love. Christianity is based on love, loving God, loving others (especially those we do not understand), and loving ourselves (in a healthy, non-arrogant sort of way, since he loves us).

Life. Christianity is woven into our lifestyle, not something tacked on, not something to sign off on, not something that happens on a special day or in a special place.

Grace. Christianity is based on grace, grace that always gives us hope, even in our darkest hours and deepest failures, and is extended to others.

About Glenn

Glenn Hager is a blogger, former newspaper columnist, and author of two books, An Irreligious Faith and Free Range Faith.
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  1. Hi Glenn..I read several of your articles and find that we agree on many points. Many years ago, we thought we might join a church, I won’t say here which faith it was. The more Sundays we went, the more I had doubts about the Minister and other leaders. They and I finally reached agreement that I wouldn’t attend anymore, a mutual agreement it was.
    I thought them small minded and ministers almost demand the congregation think exactly like him/her.
    One thing he did at least two times that really angered me was; there was a Catholic Church down the road. When the weather was bad, the minister would smugly ask if anyone had noticed the number of cars in their parking lot compared to our parking lot….everyone would look at each other, smile at their own Godliness and the lack of Godliness at that hated other church, Never occurring to them that just maybe the other church might have an elderly congregation that had to stay home for their own safety in bad weather.
    They also liked to make unannounced home visits, come in your home look to see what sinful thing we might be up to. On two occasions, I asked each of them a question they couldn’t answer..their reply was that if I had God in my heart, I wouldn’t ask such a question.
    Jesus said to question your leaders, Satan has his agents everywhere.

    Nuff said. Jerry

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