Great thread, I've really enjoyed reading all of the replies.
I am a Christian. I was raised in the uniting church. My parents were very committed Christians but not pushy with us as kids. We were left to make our own choices. I went to an Anglican high school. I never stopped believing but stopped going to church through my teenage years - too busy with my social life etc.
I went back to church when I was at uni. There was no epiphany, I just felt the need to go and as a believer I believe this was the Holy Spirit working in my life.
Since then my faith journey has been varied but continues to strengthen as I age. Dh and I work in a Christian school (our kids also go there). We go to church most Sundays. We are involved in our church, especially children and youth ministry. We are raising our kids in the faith but are taking the same non-pushy approach my parents did.
I have Christian and non-Christian friends (fairly equal amounts). I talk about my faith if it comes up.
There's so much I could say but I guess the bottom line is, I can see how God works in my life. I don't think life is a series of random events. And mostly, I try hard every day to live by Christian principles which are all underpinned by love. So basically, show love. Especially to the unlovable. My mum is the most shining example of this and an inspiration to me as a Christian truly living like a Christian should. I'm striving for that. It's hard work. And no, you don't need to be a Christian to be a good person!
When I look at the exquisite intricacies of this world I cannot believe there is not a higher power at play. When my faith wavers it always comes back to this.