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James Sinclair

James Sinclair

Public perceptions of Christianity—a call to art

I am concerned about how Christianity is perceived by those outside the faith. It’s not that Christians are ridiculed in the media (we’ve always been ridiculed), but rather, what people assume I mean when I call myself a Christian is so very different from what I actually mean that I’m almost hesitant to use the word. I am not ashamed of the label, but there is so much misunderstanding that calling myself a Christian conveys almost the exact opposite of what I mean. I continue to use the word only because using another term only makes things even worse.

So, what do people think Christianity is? What do Christians mean when they say it? How did it get this way? And what do we do about it?

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Why Christians should watch movies

Why would Christians watch movies at all? They are full of violence and bad language and plenty of other things we try to avoid. They are made by people who have completely different world views than our own, and disagree with most of the beliefs we hold most dear. Why would we fill our heads with all this simply for the sake of entertainment?

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Communication, Knowledge, Bodies and God

Why is communication so difficult?

Sometimes I will talk to somebody, and think that I’m expressing myself really clearly when I’m not. I seem to make perfect sense. Yet when I hear what the other person says in response, it is obvious that they heard something quite different from what I thought I said. What seemed so clear and easily understandable to me, is apparently quite opaque to the other person.

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