Meet a Christian
How do you spot a Christian? Is it by the way they look? Maybe. Some priests wear special clothes when they are out and about in the community: robes in church and almost certainly their ‘dog collar’ during the week. Christians who are committed to living in a monastic community – for example, monks and nuns – wear a uniform or habit that sets them apart and symbolises a life given over to God.
But really, Christians are just ordinary people from different walks of life who have made a decision to live their lives following Jesus Christ. The Christian faith is made up of men, women and children of all ages, of different ethnicities and social backgrounds. Some might wear a cross to symbolise their commitment to Christ, but otherwise you probably wouldn’t be able to spot them purely by how they look. You would have to talk to them to find out about their faith and discover what difference it makes to them on a day to day basis.
This section is full of stories from ordinary Christians. Some are church leaders, sharing about what they do in their role and why they do it. Some are men and women in other expressions of full-time ministry. But others are simply people who have chosen to follow Jesus. Here they explain how their Christian faith has shaped their sense of who they are and what they are here for, and talk about the reasons they choose to believe in Jesus today.
To find out more about some of the people who have significantly impacted church and society through history, please look at the articles in our ‘People’ section, under ‘Significant People’.Bookmark