Sinners make the best Christians (I hope)

So this song sticks in my head a lot, which is awesome and sad at the same time.

I mean, “Sooner or later, God’s gonna you down?” Can I get an amen? And a tissue? And a happier song, maybe?

As I’ve said multiple times, yesterday I was on the Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR yesterday, and you can listen here. Or not. There won’t be a test.

I am usually uncomfortable talking about Christianity in public, given my tattered past and my inability to follow the rules as they were introduced me to early on. I identify as a Christian and I’m not ashamed of it, but I have a congenital dislike of people who go around yapping about it. This show was different, because we were exploring and not pontificating, and it was in service to a really interesting book by my new friend, Tom Krattenmaker, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers In Jesus For Those Who Don’t Believe. It’s a thought-provoking book for believers and nones, alike. I highly recommend it.

 

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3 responses to “Sinners make the best Christians (I hope)

  1. That link is actually working!
    I’ll listen a bit later…but…you know me…

    I don’t agree that “America today is an increasingly secular society.” Americans may be questioning the role and influence of organized religion, and Religion™, in a pluralist society, but that doesn’t amount to secularism. The vast majority of Americans identify as religious in one way or another. Most of them Christianity.

    Aaaannndd……..
    Keeping my dictionary handy….anyone who seeks “guidance from a higher power” to navigate “post-election political conflict” is not a secularist.

    It’s going to take a knock on the door by Christ Himself to convince me “Jesus is the answer to our biggest conundrums.”

    • Could a “higher power” be a moral code?

      • A power greater than ourselves…that’s the definition for “higher power” you get at AA, who made the term popular. That implies the existence of something supernatural… some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

        A moral code is a “body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, or culture, or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal.” On the Jesus end of the bus most folks believe that moral code originates and emanates from a Higher Power, a corporation that includes Jesus.

        So? No. I don’t think “moral code” can be substituted for “higher power.”
        ……………..Unless you’re Tommy Chong.

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