Finding the Center—The Question


In the last few days, I’ve been thinking about this whole idea of centeredness in the Christian life. When churches and individual Christians talk about what they believe, inevitably a phrase ending in -centered crops up.

So readers, I ask you to fill in the following with your answers to the centeredness question. I’m not going to try to persuade people one way or the other, so despite the fact that many good answers can fill the blanks, most of us know the terms most commonly used by Christians. Please fill in these two questions:

“As a Christian, I try to live a __________-centered life.”

“My church emphasizes a __________-centered Gospel.”

Thank you for your two responses. If they differ, please share why, as that would be very helpful to the theory I’m developing.

I’ll add my thoughts on this later in the week.