“The version of Christianity that formed me gave off conflicting signals. On the one hand, it was very moralistic and burdensome; on the other, it was supposed to have forgiveness at its center. The trouble was that when push came to shove, the former always won over the latter, I tried to lead a virtuous life—I still think it’s worth a try!—but I couldn’t. I kept messing up. The Christianity that had been passed on to me saddled me with a crippling idealism….In the end it wasn’t beliefs that saved me. It was other people. It was simply other people loving me.” xviii
This quote is from Alan Jones, Reimagining Christianity which Ray Clark will teach in the adult class at 9:30 beginning Sept. 11.