Common Sense Christianity
?? CAN YOU BE CHRISTIAN IF. . .??
*You question what they taught you in Sunday School?
can’t believe what you’re “supposed to”?
*You think Jesus was a human being
like us -- not God walking around in disguise?
*You don’t think the Trinity makes sense?
*You have doubts about God or the
*You can’t accept that a loving God causes
suffering, or demanded that an innocent Jesus die “for our sins” before
?? CAN YOU BE CHRISTIAN ??
You can be faithful to what Jesus taught, in a way that makes sense, without denying your
questions, or abandoning science, or checking your mind at the church door!
purpose of this website is to provide a way to hold Jesus central in our faith-lives, without calling him God, or relying
on outdated and unintelligible doctrines -- and without abandoning modern science, ignoring the suffering in the world, or
pretending that we have all the answers. It also provides a firm basis on which we non-traditional
believers can call ourselves Christians, and explains why we share the same faith as other Christians even
when we disagree on our beliefs.
Some call it Liberal
Theology or Progressive Christianity. These are both good names, but can be confused
with a political agenda -- which this site and this movement are not about. So why not just call it Common
Thus, this website (and the book by the
same name) are devoted to supporting all those who want a Christian faith that is open enough and strong enough to
thrive on our honest questions and doubts and seeking, as we struggle together to understand our place and role in the universe,
and the God of it all. (See below for free downloads from the book.)
Over the past few years a number
of voices have spoken out for a Christianity that is not tied to the doctrines developed for the ancient Roman Empire. These include best selling
authors involved in the “new quest for the historical Jesus” or
promoting the so-called “lost Gospels.” Some of these writers
try to look “behind” the New Testament
to find alternative ways of thinking about Jesus. But such options, and a freedom of belief, are an integral
part of the New Testament itself.
We are simply reclaiming the honesty and questioning and spirit of openness that are part of our Christian heritage.
Common Sense, the Bible, Miracles, Suffering, and Honesty
Can This Be Christian?
The Resurrection: Historically Probable, Religiously Insignificant
Is Jesus God? (The Trinity)
Who Is Jesus? The Functional Christ
Talk About God & Tradition Reconsidered
The Real Stumbling Block - Living The Faith
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