This guest blog post announcement is particularly near and dear to my heart. It combines two things that have been immeasurably helpful resources for me: the Patheos network, a resource for progressive Christians, and Cindy Brandt's Unfundamentalist Parenting.
I no longer understand my relation to God and God's relation to the world in the black-and-white way of my childhood. As a kid, salvation was a clear cut case: humans are intrinsically evil; God is righteous and cannot accommodate our wickedness; Christ was sent to bridge this gap; we must accept his sacrifice or spend eternity in hell, rejected by God.
Those of us who have put these absolutes aside are left to wonder: what does that mean for how we understand salvation? I tackle this topic in my first blog for Patheos. Give it a read!