Let’s take a look this week at a movement that emerged strongly at the end of the 19th century in continental Europe, Britain and the Americas to "soup up" a Christianity that had lost faith in the miraculous work of a transcendant God -- a little like fancy exhaust pipes on an antique car. In theology we use the term “liberalism” as the label, but this means something quite different from what it denotes today in economic theory and politics.
Are you interested in the religions of the world? Thanks to the internet and the mixing of religious traditions across our continent, we’re probably more aware of the vast variety of views on religion and spirituality than our parents were.
Someone in the auditorium at Bethel College asked that question of William Lane Craig and John Shelby Spong back in 2005 during a debate on the resurrection of Jesus. I found Craig's answer surprising in light of his loyalty to the historicity of Christ's resurrection from the dead.