From the list on now that religion has made itself unbelievable.
Who am I?
I grew up in a world steeped in pre-Vatican II Catholicism including four years spent in a Catholic religious order. My theological training led me to philosophy, to question my theology, and to my life as a philosophy professor. There's a blaze of light in every word, Leonard Cohen says, so I've been seeking the blaze of light in the word God. My idea is that God is neither a real being nor an unreal illusion but the focus imaginarius of a desire beyond desire, and the “kingdom of God” is what the world would look like if the blaze of light in the name of God held sway, not the powers of darkness.
John's book list on now that religion has made itself unbelievable
Why did John love this book?
The evidence is staring us in the face that religion is shaming itself out of existence and God along with it.
Robin Meyers is one of those people who can save, if not religion, which may have done itself irreparable damage, but God and Jesus and faith. Meyers is a United Church of Christ pastor, a university professor, and a peace activist, so he brings a special combination of the pastor’s touch for telling stories to make a point and for changing lives and the professor’s depth of learning.
I could just as easily have recommended his companion book Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus but I chose this book because it is more recent. His question is, is religion even worth saving?