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Don’t assume he’s that kind of Christian

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in blog links | 2 comments

Don’t assume he’s that kind of Christian

Last week, I wrote a post called “What kind of Christian are you?” The point of the post is that I don’t really fit into any “mold” of Christian tradition. Of course, very few people fit into any kind of mold. Hopefully, we can treat each other as individuals – created differently by God.

Jon at “Jon’s Journey” as picked up on that theme and written an article called “I’m not that kind of Christian.” However, I think that Jon did a much better job of expressing what I was trying to get across.

He points out several Christians traditions or movements that have shaped and molded him, but also admits that he doesn’t really fit into any of those molds.

I like his last paragraph the best:

If you claim Christ as Lord, and our paths cross… Our task is not to judge, build walls, and divide. Our task is to build each other up to become more like Christ.

It seems that several people were encouraged by my post, so I wanted to point you to Jon’s as well. To me, it is even more encouraging!


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  1. 12-13-2011

    Thanks Alan. I saw a spike in my blog stats today. Not that I care too much about driving traffic to my site. I’m not that kind of blogger. :)

    Actually I probably am, I do check those stats too often. Good thing they aren’t too high or it would likely go to my head. So don’t send too much traffic my way unless you are also praying for my humility.

    But, thanks. I’m glad you found my post encouraging too, and wanted to share it.

  2. 12-13-2011

    Jon,

    So, more people are reading about not being that kind of Christian? Sounds like a good thing to me! Thanks again.

    -Alan