Mixing and Matching: Do It for Your Own Good, Not for Mine

Christianity does not exist apart from being expressed in specific people at specific times. There is no version of Christianity so “above” culture that it can be pulled down and plugged into a new setting without adapters. With that, mixing and matching Christian teachings and traditions is very healthy for the life of any given denomination or tradition. Investigating other Christian traditions gives a good idea of the essence of “mere” Christianity, saves theologians from intellectual inbreeding, and restores atrophied parts of a Christian’s own tradition. Continue reading Mixing and Matching: Do It for Your Own Good, Not for Mine

Denominational Litmus Test

Yesterday, Mackenzie Mulligan addressed Progressive Christianity. He expressed a number of good thoughts, so I’ll let them stand on their own. There is one point I’d like to push forward, however. Near the end of his post, Mackenzie writes:

If Jesus had been a Progressive Christian, he wouldn’t have been crucified. Continue reading Denominational Litmus Test