The Case for Christ
I love reading classic books by great Christian thinkers. A.W. Tozer, C.H. Spurgeon, G.K Chesterton and C.S Lewis have all influenced me greatly through their profound and at times, confronting and challenging writings.
One of my favourite quotes by C.S. Lewis challenges us to consider how we ourselves respond to the Christian faith:
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
How true and profound is that statement?
Last Sunday Tim mentioned a movie called The Case for Christ. Lee Strobel - the author of the book that this movie is based on - was confronted with this exact conundrum when his wife became a Christian and was baptised.
As the movie synopsis says:
"A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren't going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie's newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed - or didn't believe - as an avowed atheist. Utilising his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true."
It is good to be challenged from time to time on what we believe to be true. What a great opportunity we have to do just that as we watch and learn from Lee Strobel's journey in The Case for Christ!
Laura and I have tickets to see it this weekend... why not get some for yourself and invite a searching friend or family member to come along with you? I'm sure the movie will cause some interesting conversations to be had on the car trip home!
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Posted on Fri, May 5, 2017
by Ps Joel Hawting filed under