My post for the CNN Belief Blog today is about the reality of sin and why we love ‘Breaking Bad.’
The other day I was asked in a radio interview why I’m still a Christian. Since I’ve never been shy about writing through my questions and doubts, the interviewer wanted to know why I hang on to faith in spite of them.
I talked about Jesus—his life, teachings, death, resurrection, and presence in my life and in the world. I talked about how faith is always a risk, and how the story of Jesus is a story I’m willing to risk being wrong about.
And then I said something that surprised me a little, even as it came out of my own mouth:
“I’m a Christian,” I said, “because Christianity names and addresses sin.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about sin lately because like many Americans I’ve gotten hooked on “Breaking Bad” and am plotting ways to avoid any sort of social interaction on Sunday night so I can catch the first of the final eight episodes of the award-winning AMC series.
Speaking of CNN, I'll be appearing on CNN’s New Day Sunday with my friend Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. EST to talk about millennials and the Church. He and I discussed staging a conversion scene, but couldn’t decide who should be converted. It's live TV. You never know what will happen!
So, got any other ‘Breaking Bad’ fans in the house? Thoughts on the next season?