Not Afraid to Think

Rosario Champagne ButterfieldThe following is an excerpt from Rosaria Champagne Butterfield’s My Train Wreck Conversion article. “As a university professor, I tired of students who seemed to believe that ‘knowing Jesus’ meant knowing little else. Stupid. Pointless. Menacing. That’s what I thought of Christians and their god Jesus, who in paintings looked as powerful as a Breck Shampoo commercial model. After my tenure book was published, I used my post to advance the understandable allegiances of a leftist lesbian professor.”
“As a postmodern intellectual, I operated from a historical materialist worldview, but Christianity is a supernatural worldview. I started reading the Bible. I read the way a glutton devours [when a good friend warned that] “This Bible reading is changing you, Rosaria.” I continued reading the Bible, all the while fighting the idea that it was inspired. But the Bible got to be bigger inside me than I. It overflowed into my world. I fought against it with all my might.”
Eventually she surrendered to and is now a strong follower of Jesus who changed her life from the inside out. Rosaria is what 1 Peter 3:15 talks about. “In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
Do you believe that Jesus and His Word can change your life? Then don’t be afraid to go where no man or woman has gone before. Let Jesus and His word scrub those lies that cling onto the sides of your brain, answer those cantankerous doubts that bother your soul, or drive your surface level faith deeper.
Have a modern Jesus story to tell, one from a changed life that is not afraid to know Jesus on a daily basis, even if it means challenging long held patterns of thinking.
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