One of the joys of blogging for me, over the past twenty months, is finding so many other bloggers who share a perspective similar to my own. I did not really expect that; for decades I felt somewhat isolated, but now I have a sense of community with those who think much as I do.
Perhaps the blogger with whom I identify most is Evangelical Liberal. We both embrace progressive theological views without abandoning our evangelical roots. Recently, Evangelical Liberal posted an article titled Does Liberal Theology Undermine Christian Morality?.
The title itself captured my attention because conservative Christians often claim that without having to follow rules and laws, and without the threat of punishment if they do not, people have no motivation to live morally—to which I disagree!
Evangelical Liberal delves into the question, makes some excellent observations, and arrives at a very good conclusion: So, does ‘liberal’ theology, or re-interpreting the Bible, undermine Christian morality? I think it can do, but it needn’t.
Please consider reading his post for its benefit and also as an introduction to my next post, in which I interact with his very important question of whether liberal (progressive) theology undermines Christian morality. Click the link below to see Evangelical Liberal’s article.