Thursday, July 22, 2010

On Emerging Christianity

I guess this is just gonna be Christian week here at Strategic Sorcery because I keep coming accross things related to the tempest in a communion cup that I stirred up a couple days ago.

This is for those who think that Christianity must be about knowing that you are right and everyone else is wrong. It is a quote from Franciscan Fr Richard Rohr taken from a conference about the emerging church. Fr Rohr is one of my hero's.

“I hope whatever emerging Christianity is,” said Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr, a featured speaker at the conference, “it’s going to be much more practice-based than doctrine-based. Where has this obsession with believing correct doctrines gotten us? The Roman church is right back into it, although maybe that’s why God is humiliating us, to say: ‘This obsession with being right and having the whole truth, look where it’s gotten you, Roman church,’ ” he said in a not-so-thinly veiled reference to the then-breaking story that the shadow of the clergy sex abuse scandal had darkened the door of the papal palace. “It might well be in the great scheme of God’s grace the only way to bring us to humility, to balancing all of our absolutely certain knowing with a necessary unknowing.”

You can read the whole article here.

Thanks to Carl McColeman for pointing this article out on The Website of Unknowing.

Incidentally, if you were wondering is the Jason that asked the question he posted about yesterday yesterday was me, yes it was.