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Thoughts on being a Christian

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Thoughts on being a Christian

Marianne Borg wrote the Forward to Marcus Borg’s book Days of Awe and Wonder, How to be a Christian in the 21st Century. She wrote in the forward, “ . . .the twenty-first century has seen even more dramatic change for Christianity. Old assumptions about (God) and images of God no longer hold. Christianity is no longer considered essential for salvation. It no longer provides an unambiguous moral compass. And the United States, a Christian country, is now the most religiously diverse country in the world.”

Well, are we really in a post Christian era? I think not. In many areas in the United States and around the world, Christianity is growing. Marianne Borg goes on to say that, “Christianity is being born again.” And I believe that it is more important than ever, in these fast moving, technology-driven days of awe and wonder of the 21st century that we as Christians take an active role to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to others.

We are doing this by supporting our church and the important activities of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As we work with coaches and players we focus on our FCA vision. We are engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow their faith in Christ, and to lead others to do the same. The last part of this vision – “and lead others to do the same,” is an important part. Once people have accepted the lord’s good news of salvation, they want to share this good news and tell others.

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