Nice post over at Take a walk with me:
Mystery, secrets, the “feel-good” life, church conspiracies and a testimony of a terrific man. This about sums up the “Christian religion” section at our local library. The section is one shelf long containing a poorly chosen 20-25 books (except for “Just as I am” by Billy Graham). Among the well-known authors were Billy Graham and Joel Osteen. What about CS Lewis, GK Chesterton or D. Martin Lloyd-Jones. Of the living, perhaps John Piper, John MacArthur, RC Sproul, Kevin DeYoung or Ravi Zacharias. I am thankful of one author being chosen, who is renown the world over, Billy Graham.
As I looked at the shelf, I realized I was looking at a snapshot most Americans have when it comes to Christianity. Religion is rarely on America’s radar. Religion is brought back into focus in ones life when a few things happen; a tragedy strikes, the Holy Spirit is really prodding their hearts to search out the truth, or when a “church conspiracy” or mystery is brewing. DaVinci Code, Vatican secrets, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Judas, the shroud of Turin all tantalize the imagination into the question, “what would we really know if all secrets were revealed? That Jesus Christ really didn’t rise from the grave? That the church really is a way to control the masses?”