Cafeteria Christians

It is amazing to me how many people who are socially tied to a particular religious organization and are either willfully ignorant of their church’s doctrine or just ignore it. I used to think that was a bad thing, but I have changed my mind. That is what this post is all about.

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Those Non-Western Christians…

Anyone who has read much of this blog knows that I take the creeds of the Christian church to have done more harm than good.  Here are some words about that by Harvey Cox in his book The Future of Faith: Creeds were always something theologians invented, often to stake out spheres of authority. The vast body of lay Christians knew little about them and … Continue reading Those Non-Western Christians…

Saint to Heretic to Saint Again…..

With this post I will begin looking at some of the early church leaders.  We will start with Origen. Here a quote from another Diana Butler Bass book. This one is entitled A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story While Tertullian emphasized the negative aspects of the military to Christian discipleship, Origen pointed out the positive vision of a life of … Continue reading Saint to Heretic to Saint Again…..