Author Drew Cordell looks at why Christianity is worth investigating

The iconic musical artist Kate Bush witnessed a resurgence of her 1985 hit, ‘Running up that hill’, soaring back to the pinnacle of global charts last year, thanks to its feature in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. For aficionados of 80s music, it’s truly remarkable to ponder such musical gems lying metaphorically dormant on streaming platforms like Spotify. 

They remain ready to be played at a moment’s notice, accessible from anywhere in the world. Yet, the latest generation persists in their pursuit of generic soft pop, oblivious to the many musical treasures they are missing out on.

Similarly, Jesus finds himself in a similar position in the annals of Western thought. Year after year, he steadily loses favour, a trend mirrored in every single census in the Western world. Undeniably, the most renowned figure in all of history, his reputation appears estranged from the modern Western society, which largely regards him and his followers as irrelevant relics of the past.


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As a Christian, my professional life revolves around sales and marketing, where I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s finest experts in this field. My heart aches at the current “market positioning” of Jesus. To be a Christian is to believe that Jesus revolutionised the world order beyond Jerusalem some two millennia ago, ushering in a new paradigm that offers true freedom, life fulfilment, and salvation to all who embrace it. It is undeniably the most valuable and priceless gift ever bestowed upon humanity, and it’s available entirely free of charge, irrespective of one’s earthly status or position.

In a world where the fear of missing out (FOMO) has reached unprecedented heights, it’s perplexing how so many people are overlooking the greatest gift, right before their eyes. This is an indictment that should weigh heavily on the shoulders of every single Christian.

My recently released book, Honest Christianity: Why People Choose to Believe represents my earnest endeavour to challenge the prevailing status quo. It lays out the most compelling evidence and arguments for why individuals can still rationally embrace the Christian message today, and provides thoughtful responses to the tough questions posed by modern culture to the faith.


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Informed perspective 

Many Westerners, particularly those from Generation X and younger, often hold the prevailing assumption that Christian beliefs are outdated in light of contemporary progressive values. Matters such as sexuality, gender roles and the historical actions of Christians are typically considered valid reasons to avoid delving deeper into the Christian message. 

To non-Christian readers of this article, I encourage you to take a thorough look at Jesus and Christianity for the reasons expounded above. Regardless of where your conclusions may ultimately rest, you’ll find satisfaction in having developed an informed perspective on the world’s largest religion. Given the indelible imprint that Christianity has left throughout history, this endeavour can undoubtedly be deemed time well spent.

To my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to articulate the truth of Jesus to the wider world. 


Drew Cordell is a business consultant who has worked alongside some of the world’s most successful businesses and their leaders in an extensive corporate career in both London and Australia. His new book Honest Christianity: Why People Choose to Believe is available on Amazon and all good bookstores.