Or so suggests Kurt Williams. I know how he feels when he writes,
I’ve had friends distance themselves from me because they think my views blindly accommodate for twenty-first century secular culture. Colleagues question my commitment to the Scriptures. Past and present church members discuss my heretical views behind my back.
But, he as a list up here:
Here are some of the ones which stand out to me:
- You’re uncomfortable calling other branches of Christianity “apostate.”
- You have significant questions about controversial theological “hot button” issues of the days and are some-what comfortable with the subsequent cognitive dissonance.
- You read theologians from all across the spectrum.
- You think that science and scripture both reveal God’s truth in complementary ways.
- You think that what we believe about the so called “end times” actually matters for how we do mission today.
- You know that living the truth is more important than defending it logically.
- You recognize culture wars as pathetic attempts for Christians to grab for power.
- You don’t use the word inerrancy to describe biblical authority because its too rigid a definition and a modernist categorical imposition on the Holy Spirit inspired Scriptures.
- You think women should do anything BUT be silent in the church. (Can I get an AMEN from my sistas?)
- You think that postmodern philosophy helps theology more than it hurts it.
- You believe that there are significant parallels between the Roman Empire of the 1st Century and the United States of modern day.
- You throw up a little in your mouth every time someone says that “the rapture is coming soon, so what’s the fuss with taking care of the planet? Lets save souls!”
- You’ve said “I’m not that kind of Christian…”
- You considered or actually voted democratic in the last two elections.
- You think that African American Activists have valid points when it comes to justice issues.
- You have gay friends.
- You’ve been in a conversation where the other was appealing more to the constitution of the USA than actually biblical theology.
There comes a time when you need to just shrug it off and move on.
- Are you an evangelical reject? Apparently I am too. (westernthm.wordpress.com)
- Why I Walked Away from Evangelicalism (part 2 of 2) (intellectualcurrency.wordpress.com)
- Meliorists vs. Traditionalists, vs. Confessionalists (geneveith.com)