So like I said before, in the midst of writing papers, studying for research methods, and blowing kisses to Lo, I've been thinking about christianity. After reading the books "If God is Love" and "If Grace is true" I talked with j's friend who recommended "The Heart of Christianity" by Marcus Borg because it is a bit more of an academic/substantiative look at these issues I'm wrestling with.
by Marcus J. Borg - Religion - 2004 - 234 pagesWorld-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian...
This is a quote I found particularly though provoking. How do we talk about christianity when there is such a gap?
Our time of two paradigms is virtually a tale of two Christianities...The two ways of being Christian are often suspicious of, even hostile toward, each other. From the earlier paradigm's point of view, the emerging paradigm looks like a reduction of Christianity, a subtraction... From the emerging paradigm's point of view, the earlier paradigm seems anti-intellectual and rigidly (but selectively) moralistic.