What do non-Christians really think about Christians? Is it really the media’s fault that Christians come across as judgmental, angry and ignorant representatives of Christ? Why am I embarrassed to call myself a Christian? Is Christianity in a crisis that no one wants to talk about?
“Find God’s will for your life” “Read your Bible and pray every day” “Work on your personal relationship with Jesus Christ” “Be bold and evangelize those around you” “Jesus is the answer to everything” “Fight for the sanctity of life and marriage” “Defend Truth at all costs”
Christianity revitalized life in Greco-Roman cities by providing new norms and new kinds of social relationships able to cope with urgent urban problems. To cities filled with the homeless and impoverished, Christianity offered charity as well as hope. To cities filled with newcomers and strangers, Christianity offered an immediate basis for attachments. To cities filled with orphans and widows, Christianity provided a new and expanded sense of family. To cities torn by violent ethnic strife, Christianity offered a new basis for social solidarity. And to cities faced with epidemics, fires, and earthquakes, Christianity offered effective nursing services. 8