Jesus and the Christ, Part 1 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 The title of the first chapter of the book The Universal Christ by contemplative author Richard Rohr is Christ … Continue reading Jesus and the Christ, Part 1
We cannot think our way to Christ...
Understanding how sacred writings come about must be factored into how we apply them.
Applying Christian teachings in non-Christian ways is at the heart of Churchianity.
What are the fewest degrees of separation we can manage before we connect with Jesus, at least as directly as possible?
To induce fear that eternal damnation awaits those who believe differently is a patently un-Jesus-like thing to do.
It is unlikely that any of the Gospels were written by authors who actually heard what Jesus said or saw what he did.
We can make disciples of Jesus without converting them to today's Christianity.
The Hijacking of Christianity, Part 4 And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others…But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father … Continue reading The Hijacking of Christianity, Part 4