Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Triablogue: The optional Jesus

Yet another referral to Triablogue, but certainly not without good reason: Triablogue: The optional Jesus.

Indeed, liberalism in the context of Christian theology has a long record of being content not merely to see things in a different-but-understandable way but ultimately to rebel against the Scriptures in one way or another.  This is how MLK held the heretical beliefs that he held while masking them with standard Christian terminology, or how the saying “A little Greek is a dangerous thing” is proven in the case of queer Christian theology (as it were), or maybe even why someone like Carlton Pearson was able to resurrect his preaching career.


D.B. said...

I have been reading through (slowly) Machen's Christianity and Liberalism and even though it was written in the 1920s, many of the things Machen writes against are what the Evangelical left (and even some of our mainstream or megachurches) teach.

It's almost eerie how much of it applies today.

Kwame E. said...

Nothing new under the sun, as Solomon said, but only “variations [of/on] a theme,” which is a phrase I remember from you actually.

D.B. said...

It's too bad I don't always remember the interesting things I've said. :-)