How To Be A Christian Without Being A Jerk

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why do I blog “how to be a christian without being a jerk?”

April 20th, 2009

Being the time after Easter, it is helpful to review the basics. The story of Jesus as recorded in the Bible and my response to him, make it appropriate for me to share the reality of Jesus with others in a variety of ways, including the very act of writing this blog.

To identify with Jesus and trust in him as ruler of my life, opens me to receive the Holy Spirit. The Spirit makes it possible for me to expand God’s kingship/ God’s rule in the world. At the core of God’s desires is that all people make this same connection. Life with Jesus is real life as God designs.

I don’t want anything to get in the way of everyone having the same privilege of discovering Jesus. God makes it happen if you just give him a crack of attention. One of the greatest challenges today is simple. Most people don’t know that much about Jesus and what they do know comes from weak sources. They haven’t learned from people who are living a Holy Spirit-empowered lives, and they haven’t heard the story of Jesus in clarity.

There is confusion about the Christian faith because of the depth and riches of life with Jesus. This is a natural by-product of deep thinking. However, there is confusion also because clear thinking is not being offered and/or received. The primary purpose of my DVD series, How To Be A Christian Without Being A Jerk! is to clear away the unnecessary confusion concerning the Christian faith, and to encourage the deep thinking that expands one’s understanding. This blog exists for the same purpose.

Tomorrow I will begin a brief overview of sharing the Gospel.

why read my blog?

April 6th, 2009

Today isĀ  day #1 in the “31 days to build a better blog” exercise I am doing from the problogger site.

Today is about an elevator pitch for my blog.

Short version:

How to be a Christian without being a jerk!

Long version:

When you hear the word, “evangelism” do you want to run and hide? And you’re a Christian! Why would being connected to the greatest cause in the galaxies, sharing the message of hope and freedom that Jesus brings, be so awkward? There can be only one reason. You haven’t been learning how to be a Christian without being a jerk!

how to be a Christian without being a jerk! is based on a few core principles:

  • Share the compassion of Jesus with everyone; share the message of Jesus with those who are receptive.
  • Spend way more time dealing with what you are for rather than what you are against.
  • Christianity is an astounding view of reality, and the reasonability of the Christian faith is clearly discovered through a careful, straightforward reading of the Bible.

If Jesus is who he says he is, why wouldn’t he want to connect with you?

Link this with your friends!!

How To Be A Christian Without Being A Jerk

Faith in real life