I wish every pastor in Ghana, those ones who preach witches and wizards and biblical fundamentalism, could read a book like this and not the insubstantial, quick-fix answers they seem to give – just say the magic words and you can be saved!
Instead they scaremonger, by telling their flock that they will go mad if they ask questions about God, making Christianity a tool for stupidity and thereby maintaining their authority.
“To not ask questions is tantamount to forfeiting one’s own spiritual birthright and allowing other people’s experience of the Divine to define your experience”
– Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity by David M. Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy
Instead of raising funds to send yet more bibles to the public, perhaps we could fundraise to send copies of books such as this to the pastors?
- Link love: Progressive Christianity (chrysalisjourney.wordpress.com)