Quote of the day is from The Emerging Christian Way (2006), a compilation of progressive Christian theologians and authors. I found one that screamed HX to me.
Recovering Christians outnumber practicing Christians in the world today.Matthew Fox, “A Postdenominational Priest in a Postdenominational Era” found in The Emerging Christian Way, 114.
There walk among us persons whom the form of Christianity they have received is broken, unable to support the reality in which they find themselves. The old images and orthodox theologies don’t speak to them. Detractors may say “there’s more Christians today than ever before” but are they practicing? And by practice, I don’t mean going through the motions and actions, but actually integrating discipleship to Christ into their daily life and putting their whole trust in his grace?
It is to these people who attend Church every sunday, who do good works for the poor, but find their intellectual and spiritual appropriation of the Good News to be stunted and unwieldy that HX is good for. We talk about different off-kilter ways of seeing the Good News that may be helpful.
Why not invite a friend, one of those recovering Christians, to read us today?