Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Different View of Christianity

Wow, I hadn't heard of this dude till a friend sent me the link, but I think he's got the right idea:

http://www.utne.com/2008-05-22/Spirituality/Rapture-Ready-Excerpt.aspx

We got such a skewed, one-sided view of Christianity in this country, in the media and in the popular culture's depiction of Christians, that a voice like his is so refreshing. When I was at the Cornerstone Festival last year, we saw some of this side of the church, but it definitely isn't as visible, loud, and obnoxious as the religious right.

1 Comments:

Blogger Trevor said...

This is extremely refreshing to read and thanks for pointing us to it! This is what I call the "Bill & Ted" simplified Christianity: in the NT, Jesus kept company with the outcasts - the people "polite society" thought so little about (prostitutes, tax collectors, etc.) He gave them unconditional love. So why would Jesus/God hate a group of people? I don't presume to think I know what God thinks, but, the examples given to us make it pretty clear to simply treat everyone well. I wish we heard more of that in the media. Remember Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure: "Be excellent to each other"

Thanks again, Dr. Paffenroth for giving your readers something good to think about.

11:11 PM  

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