What does Persona Non-Grata really believe?

This page last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dear Whoever-you-are:

As a committed Christian and, of course, as a faithful disciple of Christ (to whom I owe everything), I have long envisioned writing a web page devoted to what I believe (and don't believe) concerning my faith so that others might best gauge my moral character, but I am concerned that such a web page could get out of control and become nothing more than a fearsome monster creation of my untamed, prideful ego, and not end up glorifying God. After all, I could write volumes about my high reverence for the biblical authors, for the pivotal roles of the Nicene and Apostles' creeds, and, heck, even about the role of the church denomination within which I was born, raised, and am still an active member, but wouldn't that just make me sound real holy and pious-like and, therefore, just like any other big phony pretend Christian?

So, instead of all of that, good as it may be, there seems to me to be a better way to convey to you the reader just what kind of a Christian I really am. You could always ask me: "Who are your heroes?" My answer should tell you a lot about my walk with Lord Jesus. Naturally, Jesus is my real hero, and I assure you that there are plenty of Christians who are heroes to me (Billy Graham, anyone?), but you will probably find it most informative to find out who were my heroes during my formative youth and--just as important--who remain my heroes to this very day. Well, okay, so three of my heroes are Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman.