The Undercover Christian

Despatches from the front line of the Church


Galilee, Israel

Galilee, Israel

Sometime in the first few decades AD, Jesus recruited his first disciples on the banks of a lake. They were pretty ordinary, pretty neurotic, and pretty ill-equipped  – being as they were a loose rabble of fishermen, tax-collectors and terrorists.

Two millennia on, and we’re still pretty ordinary, pretty neurotic and pretty ill-equipped. Only now, instead of a movement that started around cooking fires on the banks of an Israeli lake with the aroma of barbecued fish and cardamon in the air, we’re a faith a third the size of the world population, have wrestling-matches between different doctrinal interpretations and amass entire libraries of theological textbooks.

Every once in a while, it’s good to drop the religiousness, smile at it, and remember that it started with a small group of friends who sat down in the evenings to listen to a man who would change how we think about God, forever.

6 comments on “About

  1. lessonsbyheart
    June 6, 2013

    Love, love, love this…too bad the only option is “Like.” This is a wonderful (and Biblical) view of what unity in the body should look like. Thank you for the inspiration. (I’ll post a link when I’ve finished the article.) :)

    Praising Jesus!

    Oh, almost forgot. Thank you so much for stopping by Lessons by Heart and leaving a comment. Your comment led me here.

  2. proverbsgirl
    June 7, 2013

    I fully agree with Lessonsbyheart, .. Very inspirational, sure wish I could click an “I LOVE” button!

  3. Heidi Viars
    June 9, 2013

    thank you so much for this beautiful reminder … that maybe things are not as complicated as we make them out to be :-)

  4. revjeffwilson
    August 21, 2013

    The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose writings “light up the dark corners of our minds”, I thought of you! You can find the details for receiving this award by following this link:

    I look forward to reading more in your blog.

  5. Sabio Lantz
    August 31, 2013

    Typo/Math correction:
    “Two centuries on,…” –> “Two millennia on, ” :-)

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