Examples of Mature Christianity: Part THREE I’ve stumbled into a group of Christian bloggers who are all amazing. They really…
Examples of Mature Christianity: Part THREE
I’ve stumbled into a group of Christian bloggers who are all amazing. They really extend a ton of grace by associating with me at all. So I would love to leverage my 15 (thousand!) readers to give them some praise.
I’m calling this series “Examples of Mature Christianity” because there aren’t enough examples of it out there in the blogosphere nowaday. The world thinks Christians are all just a bunch of “blind faith”, “abortion doctor killing” “creationists” who want Santorum to run the country and turn it “back” into a theocracy. We really don’t need any more of those types of voices on the net — do we!? So, over the next few weeks read a bit from folks who have let their Christian beliefs actually sink into their souls and give them new and fresh perspectives which have sincerely shaped their behaviors and lifestyles. We don’t all think the same thing, because we’re people too, not just Bible believers!
Doug Harrison is an ethicist, Benedictine oblate and fire spinner whose misadventures as a lousy joiner can be found at www.outpatientmonk.com.
Doug is a friend of mine, one of those friends who will always be a friend. We won’t see each other for years, then have coffee like we’ve been hanging out everyday for all those years anyway. He understands humanity, messed-up people like me and you — really, really well. He’d say he understands them because he is one, and that’s why his insights are always just that: insightful.
This post is one of those examples of Doug at his keenest. He is able to take abstract, cosmic concepts and explain why they are significant and affect our daily lives. Then, he takes that relevant concept and makes you see your neighbors and friends and colleagues and enemies in new ways. Read Doug, and breathe deep and enjoy a sublime example of Mature Christianity.
As a caveat, this post is about truth, and I thought it was funny to pair this with Colbert’s “truthiness
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