Father Jeff talks about his religious journey today and what a bad atheist he was. Included are quotes from Brian D. McLaren one of which is below.
For centuries, Christianity has been presented as a system of beliefs. That system of beliefs has supported a wide range of unintended consequences, from colonialism to environmental destruction, subordination of women to stigmatization of LGBT people, anti-Semitism to Islamophobia, clergy pedophilia to white privilege. What would it mean for Christians to rediscover their faith not as a problematic system of beliefs, but as a just and generous way of life, rooted in contemplation and expressed in compassion, that makes amends for its mistakes and is dedicated to beloved community for all?Brian D. McLaren, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian (Convergent: 2016), 2-3. Please visit brianmclaren.net to learn more about his work.
You can read the scripture by clicking on Matthew 2:1-12 We had Godly Play instead of a scripture reading this week so there is no recording of the scripture being read.