Who is Jonathan Renshaw?
Jonathan Renshaw on Christianity
The word ‘Christian’ evokes all sorts of responses, often a very sincere gag reflex. Who hasn’t seen a TV scam cloaked in Christian wool or been shocked by revelations of absolute hypocrisy? The thing I’ve begun to realise, though, is that these are no more Christianity than false currency is legal tender. Evaluating the real by examining the counterfeit will mangle the conclusion every time.
My conviction that Jesus is all that he claims to be is drawn partly from looking at the evidence, including much from opposing perspectives, but the heart of my confidence is based on a relationship with God that I know to be real with no less certainty that I know I’m alive. It is this relationship that is the source of everything I understand about redemption, meaning and hope.
I’m no fount of easy answers. I have heaps of things I battle with, that I can’t understand. God didn’t give me a contract describing himself and his intentions. He flooded me with pure love and told me to kneel – not for his benefit; for mine. Kneeling before him was the best decision of my life.
There’s a lot more I could say, but let me leave it there for now. If you’d like to chat about any of this, drop me a mail, especially if you disagree. While I’m not fond of angry arguments, I really love discussion. Honest and respectful disagreement can be a very profitable thing.