Monday, May 14, 2007

    Marcus Borg - Christianity as a Spiritual Path

    If you've got 5 minutes, this is a video worth watching. Marcus Borg is a fine liberal biblical scholar who has broken through the academic wall to touch the lives of people "in the pews." Here he talks about Christianity as a "way" rather than just a "belief." This perhaps illustrates the difference of the approach to youth ministry in the progressive church. We do not focus primarily on Christianity as a way to save us from damnation and for the afterlife. We focus on Christianity as a way to open our hearts to a new way of life in the here-and-now -- a life lived in God through Christ. In this sense, the Kingdom of God becomes an existential reality, not something that comes after death.