What is Christianity?
At the heart of Christianity is a God who walks in our shoes
Christians believe that two thousand years ago the Mystery behind the universe took human form and became one of us.
Born weak and vulnerable, this Jesus stood in solidarity with every human experience and emotion.
By word and action he showed us what God is really like, and what a human being could be like.
He didn’t come to start a religion;
he came to begin a friendship.
He spoke of a life worth living.
He taught us that love is the only way:
love God, love others, love ourselves.
He even said ‘love our enemies’.
He welcomed everyone, especially the misfits and the downtrodden.
And finally he showed us the lengths that God’s love is prepared to go to, even to death on a cross.
On the third day he came back to prove that love is stronger than death.
In the end, love wins.
If any of this makes sense to you. If you are searching for a love that accepts you exactly as you are, then consider where that friendship with God might start for you. Set aside for a moment your doubts and logic and dare to speak to Him as you would to a friend.
And then wait and listen and see what happens next.
You could try dropping into an empty church
or take a walk in the woods
or read something like…
‘How to be a Bad Christian... and a better human being’ by Dave Tomlinson
or ‘Unapologetic: Why, despite everything, Christianity makes surprising emotional sense’ by Frances Spufford
If you would describe yourself as someone who is spiritual but not religious; someone who wants to talk to God without worrying about prayer; someone who wants to read the Bible without turning off your brain; someone who would rather think with their soul rather than trying to follow rules… then you’d be welcome to come along to an informal get-together called Searching 4 Faith, where together we explore our questions and make sense of this thing called Christianity. (When our next Searching 4 Faith course can take place, we'll share the details online.)
In the meantime, keep asking the questions