What comes to mind when you hear the word “Christian?”
I’m engaged in a new project with group of friends, and one of our assignments is to pose the above question to a couple of people connected with the church and a couple not so. This afternoon I asked it of a man who grew up in the church, with parents who ensured that he was baptized and confirmed, went to Sunday School and sang in the Children’s Choir, and were themselves deeply involved in all aspects of church life. He himself has had next to no involvement in any church for the past 25 years.
His answer? “Christians are people who get dressed up and go to church on Sunday.”
Nothing about community. Nothing about what these people believe or care about. Nothing about what they do outside of that building. Nothing about Jesus.
Houston, we have a problem.