At first glance, teen heartthrob Justin Bieber and tough-guy reality star Bear Grylls may not seem to have a lot in common, but two separate interviews last month reveal that the two publicly describe themselves as Christians sans “religion.”
Neither Bieber nor Grylls attend church. Both seem more comfortable with the idea of personal faith and a personal Jesus than the biblical community-based vision of Christianity.
In a January interview with The Telegraph of London, Grylls said, “My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death. At the heart of Christianity is the belief that we are loved and held and forgiven, and I try not to complicate my faith beyond that.”