Christians are by definition a ‘peculiar people.’ Peculiar is different than bizarre. Sometimes we forget the distinction. The author of this article uses ‘weirdness’ in the way I (and St. Peter) would use the word, ‘peculiar’.
Once we lose touch with the weirdness of Christian faith, it is inevitable that we end up with a form of Christianity that is virtually indistinguishable from the wider culture.
So what are some signs that we have lost touch with the strange Otherness of Christianity?
Here are some suggestions in no particular order – feel welcome to add your own: