The blasphemer is, indeed, fundamentally natural and prosaic, for he speaks in a commonplace manner about that which he believes to be commonplace. But the ordinary preacher and religious orator speaks in a commonplace manner about that which he believes to be divine.-G.K. Chesterton
Before I could become Christian, back in 2002, I first had to have all my questions answered, at least to a reasonable extent. Christianity had to make sense to me, and though this didn’t mean that every little question was completely answered (for there still remains a great many questions about God and this world), I needed to find my faith in his righteousness through understanding of his Word. My hope is to help others who seek the same understanding by writing about Christianity and addressing some of those questions.
I do not want to misrepresent myself, though, for I do not mean to imply by the title of this blog that my writing attempts to make the divine common. Rather, I hope to represent the common man by considering simple theological matters that confront us everyday and to discuss these thoughts in a manner that can be understood by all. Like C.S. Lewis writes in the introduction to Mere Christianity, it is not mere because it is small, but because it is foundational. It is the core of our faith.
The thoughts in this blog will wander in and around those core issues, touching on the tangents and seeking to answer the questions that frustrate, confuse, or tempt both Christians and non-Christians alike. It is through questioning and seeking answers that we find the Truth, which is Jesus, and draw closer to God. Therefore it is important that we at least think about these things.
Jesus says that he stands at the door and knocks. If you choose to open the door, but never ask or learn anything further, you haven’t actually walked through it. My hope is to make that step a little easier.