After more then 30 years of ministry I find myself still trying to get a handle on what it’s all about. By “it’s” I mean my walk as a “Christian” or better put as a “disciple”. I much prefer disciple because I am not quite sure what the word Christian means. Well let me put that another way. I am perfectly clear at what I think Christian means but I am almost sure that you, my reader most likely doesn’t share my definition and on the other hand maybe you do share my definition the problem is I just don’t know.
Let me explain, I have been asked a few times over the years “are you a Christian” while I normally will answer in the affirmative, I still have a little hesitation when I do answer. not because of a doubt about me being a Christian but because I am wondering on the chosen definition of my questioner. Ask the average women, or man on the street what is a Christian not only will you get many answers but you will get a wide range of answers. In many cases the average person on the street has many adjectives to pick from. Homophobic, narrow minded, bigot and the list can go on. This can be shaped by the media that is becoming more and more anti-Christian. So when given the opportunity to explain I will choose to explain that I am a disciple of Christ, and I won’t just blert that out either because a particular cult has adopted that “disciple of Christ” label for their own.
I am really wanting to take this question straight on. What is “being a Disciple” really mean. That is what I hope to do in the blog. We will take on many topics and I really hope you enjoy it and come back. I will be using video when possible and will do short (hopefully short) articles as well.