I’ve always been fascinated at the number of people who reject Jesus or turn their backs on their Christian faith, but just can’t stop talking about it. There are an amazing number of social media sites and blogs that seem to be created for the express purpose of criticizing Christianity – something the writer’s have supposedly rejected – and they continue for years and years.

It would seem to me that if I had rejected Jesus or walked away from the Church, I would be focused on where I’m going, not where I’d been. I’d be writing about the next big thing in my life, or the journey to get there.

Novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor coined the phrase, “Christ-haunted.” I keep thinking of that term when I read the stream of blog posts, social media comments, and even published books by people who profess to be done with Jesus.

They just can’t stop talking about it. 

Haunted indeed… 


Phil Cooke, Ph.D. is a producer and media consultant to churches and ministries across the country. His latest book is “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Their Credibility and How We Get It Back.” Find out more at www.philcooke.com.

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