Imagine you’ve just got into a lift with a stranger, and they notice you’re wearing a cross. They hesitantly say to you, “I see you’re wearing a cross, Are you a Christian?” You have two minutes to answer their question before you reach your floor and go your separate ways.
What would you want to say?
The question, ‘Are you a Christian?’ could well be substituted for something else:
- How did you come to faith?
- Why do you go to Church?
- Why does God allow suffering?
- What is faith?
- What happens when we die?
- How can I pray?
- Who is Jesus?
- What is sin?
- Which is right, theology or science?
- What are you doing with the bread and wine?
- Can you be a Christian and not go to Church?
- Is the Church still relevant in today’s world?
The list of possible questions can go on. Why not spend ten minutes thinking about what you might want to say to someone in reply to their questions.
- In no more than two hundred words, write down your response.
- Return to it every now and again. Has your reply changed over time?
- You might even use it confidently when talking to others when the opportunity arises.
There may be other questions you would like to ask someone. Please do speak to Fr Owain or Rev Trudy if there are. They might be able to help.