After reading four books by Bishop John Shelby Spong, I have decided to reevaluate the first of his books that I read, Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture. As you can tell from the title, this book was written
Throughout the course of his lifetime, respected bishop and author John Shelby Spong has been an outspoken advocate of liberal Christianity. He has been globally recognized as a lightning rod for controversy and has made his name known to religious people everywhere. In addition to
Before I read Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith, I had been “searching” for Jesus. About a year ago, I decided that I could no longer accept the Jesus that conservative Christianity preaches about. I
What Easter is all about As a liberal Christian, I have always had quite a few unanswered questions about the event that is commonly known as Easter. Growing up in a conservative household, I was raised to believe that Easter meant a literal, bodily resurrection
Freeing Jesus Like so many other people, I was taught as a child that the biblical books we call the Gospels were eyewitness accounts detailing the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The accuracy of these books, I was also told, was so precise that we
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