A New Way of Seeing

It is no secret that, in the past ten years, I have made some major changes in the way I perceive and practice the Christian faith. Not everybody is happy about that. For example, a Facebook friend wrote recently to express his dismay over what he referred to as “the decidedly liberal trajectory your pilgrimage has taken.”

“You used to preach the gospel,” he wrote. “I don’t hear that anymore. You used to love Jesus. I don’t recognize the Jesus you talk about anymore.”

Well, just to be clear, I still love Jesus. Further, I believe more strongly than ever that a person can be transformed through an encounter with Jesus. The marks of that encounter, however, are different than I used to suppose. Continue reading