Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Learning from different Christians

This semester I am doing a couple of different subjects at some different places to normal, Reformation Church History at a Catholic College, and Romans at the Uniting Church College, both of which I'm enjoying.

Last night I was discussing with a guy at class who grew up a Catholic but is now a Protestant, about what we can learn from all of the different denominations and streams of the Christian faith.

It reminded me of this book by Brian McLaren, my favouritea author and one of his best. It basically looks at a whole heap of Christian movements and tries to find the best to take from each. So what is good about Catholicism, Lutherans, Wesleyans, Mennonites, Baptists, Hippies, Emerging Church, etc etc.

I commented that this approach is half humility in recognising that many different people have much to say about the Christian faith, and that you have something to learn from everybody, and half arrogance in thinking that you are wise enough to be able to discern what is good and bad about a movement that may have been around for many more years than you.

I think they can both be held in tension. Anyway, it's a great read of a book and gave me plenty to ponder.

14 comments:

David said...

Why stop at Christianity? Why not learn from all communities of belief?

In fact, why not just go for the best ideas, regardless of where they come from?

Digger said...

Yeah na I don't have a problem with that David, as long as they don't conflict with the core beliefs of my Christian faith, then why not.

David said...

Why put your personal beliefs ahead of the truth?

Doctrine is very important for you, isn't it?

Do you collect stamps or coins? Or used bus tickets?

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Hey David, how did you know so much about me from this comment?

Particularly my fascination with stamps and coins, although I prefer train to bus tickets. Plus I love collecting belly button fluff and toenail clippings.

I also enjoy collecting waste of time comments, so thanks for helping me out in that regard too!

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