Jesus said that He came into the world so that people could have “life in abundance” (John 10:10). The goal of Christ is for everyone! is to share the life-bringing teachings of Jesus Christ to everyone who will listen, whether Christian or not, religious or skeptical, atheist or unsure.
Jesus came to bring abundant life to people (John 10:10). He came so as to bring a joy that no one will be able to take away (John 16:22). He brings a peace that is unlike any peace that the world can offer (John 14:27). He says that He will teach us a truth that will make us free (John 8:32). And yet so many people are without life, joy, peace, and freedom — even Christians who believe in Jesus! This raises the all-important question: How can we have this life, joy, peace, and freedom that Christ came to bring?
My conviction is that we can have this life, joy, peace, and freedom only if we change our way of thinking about things. And this is in fact what Christ calls us to do! He went from place to place, calling people in this way: “The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news!” (Mark 1:15) When Christ calls people to “repent,” He is calling on them to change their way of thinking. More specifically, He is calling on them to change their way of thinking precisely so that they can believe the wonderful Good News that He brings.
My purpose in creating “Christ is for everyone!” is to help others change their way of thinking so that they can have the life, joy, peace, and freedom that Christ came to bring us. This general purpose comprises four distinct goals:
- Exegetical: to teach people how to understand the Bible in such a way that it is life-bringing Good News to them.
- Apologetic: to defend Christianity against the arguments of its critics.
- Philosophical: to provide positive arguments and reasons for thinking that the Christian way of thinking is in fact true.
- Spiritual: to cultivate a genuinely Christian life in the world.
Some posts will be simple reflections on different passages from the Bible. Others will be more sophisticated discussions of matters of theology and philosophy. My goal is to provide materials so that everyone, irrespective of their level of expertise or education, can benefit from the life-bringing teachings of Jesus Christ. At the same time, I am trying to discover the richness and depths of these life-bringing teachings for myself. In that sense, I am inviting everyone to come with me on a journey.
Most of the posts will also be available in audio form on the Christ is for everyone! podcast.
Because my goal with Christ is for everyone! is precisely to serve others, I have also added a “contact” form so that you can get in touch with me by email. Feel free to send me an email if:
- you have a question you would like me to address on the blog;
- you would like recommendations about resources for further study;
- you have any other inquiry whatsoever!