This morning I enjoyed a hearty 'men's breakfast' at the Templeton Hotel at Templepatrick.� The speaker was Roy Walker, former manager of Crusaders and now manager of Ballymena United.� He is a very able speaker and communicator and he spoke to us about his Christian faith and the challenge of the gospel.� He also reflected on the way in which the faith of a Christian should influence every part of his life if he is truly a 'follower of Christ'.

Earlier this week I was interviewed by a university student for his dissertation, something which happens on a regular basis with many politicians.� He is considering the relationship between faith and politics and during the conversation I recalled a little outline that I read some years ago about the biblical phrase 'man of God'.� The writer, Guy King, said that a 'man of God' is one who believes on Him, belongs to Him, and behaves like Him.� That is a very simple summary of what a Christian should be.