Sunday, 20 March 2016
The criticism of Progressive Christianity - that it is relative, and we only see what we want to see - is irrelevant in the end.
If we are projecting our Post-Modern values back onto the historical Jesus does this really matter?
For example Jesus believed in spirits and demons as an explanation for illness.
Does this mean that we should believe this now?
Medical science dismisses demon possession entirely and there is little evidence to support it today.
Jesus may have been racist or homophobic.
Does this mean that we should be racist and homophobic today?
I would suggest not.
So, whether our assessment of Jesus is relative or not, the Post-Modern version of the historical Jesus remains our best guide to spirituality in the 21st Century.
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