Somewhere along the way, Christianity started to get a bad rap.
Maybe it was the sixties, that decade of decadence when everything was questioned and turned upside down. Or maybe it was earlier with the Enlightenment. Either way, the faith that built our country and comforted its people through wars and depressions and natural disasters is now not only doubted, but increasingly attacked. Even in my little part of America.
That’s what happened to me recently. Sort of. I say that because the man who played the attacker wasn’t really the person I thought he was. Not that it mattered. But what I learned that day was an important lesson for me. In these times, it isn’t enough to simply believe. You have to know why you believe and be ready to defend it, too.
To read the story, hop on over to katdish’s blog. And if you just so happen to visit a particular little restaurant in a particular little Virginia town, I’d like to suggest the fish.