Can liberal Christianity save itself ...

Can liberal Christianity save itself ...?

There are 5 comments on the Bend Bulletin story from Aug 11, 2012, titled Can liberal Christianity save itself ...?. In it, Bend Bulletin reports that:

In 1998, John Shelby Spong, then the reliably controversial Episcopal bishop of Newark, N.J., published a book titled "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." During his career, Spong dismissed almost every element of traditional Christian faith as so much superstition - and most recent leaders of the Episcopal Church have shared his premise ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#2 Aug 11, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
from Bend Bulletin:
"Today, by contrast, the leaders of the Episcopal Church and similar bodies often don’t seem to be offering anything you can’t already get from a purely secular liberalism. Which suggests that perhaps they should pause, amid their frantic renovations, and consider not just what they would change about historic Christianity, but what they would defend and offer uncompromisingly to the world.
"Absent such a reconsideration, their fate is nearly certain: They will change, and change, and die."
see Exhibit A below:

KJS: "The call to restructure the Church is a response to growing grassroots awareness that we must change or die ..."

TEC is still changing and dying while its remnant of "Continuing Episcopalians" insist things are getting better for their church.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#3 Aug 11, 2012
Joe, if you don't mind, please tell me what liberal Christianity means.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Aug 11, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
Joe, if you don't mind, please tell me what liberal Christianity means.
Well, if its prophet is Spong, then it's synonymous with secularism.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Aug 11, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Well, if its prophet is Spong, then it's synonymous with secularism.
Thank you; I need to learn more about it.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#6 Aug 13, 2012
..LIBERAL Vhaat???...eh...

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