Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Why am I a Christian?

April 12, 2011

Something inspired me to write this after reading today’s post from Rachel Held Evans (and the ensuing discussion) on the reasons people become Christians.

Why am I a Christian?

Choice, chance
Oceans, offspring
Mentors, mystery
Parents, prayer
Laughter, lament
Investigation, imagination
Confession, community
Anger, allure
Tears, therapy
Experience, example
Desperation, delight
Freedom, fear
Acceptance, affection
Irony, incarnation
Testimony, tradition
History, heaven
  • It is complicated, isn’t it?

  • That’s an awfully circuitous way of saying “predestination.”