Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What's the Future of Faith?

Our Sunday morning Adult Education Class and Thursday morning Calvin Group recently finished Harvey Cox's, The Future of Faith, where Dr. Cox predicts that in this modern age, faith will replace dogma. Now we are on to more studies about the future of faith. In Phyllis Tickle's, The Great Emergence, she claims that every 500 years the church has a giant rummage sale. Out with the old and in with the new. In the 6th century it was the fall of the Roman Empire and Gregory the Great. In the 11th century it was the great schism and in the 16th, the Reformation. What will happen in the 21st? Brian McClaren in A New Kind of Christianity, believes we will leave behind the old Plato/Aristotle western philosophical foundations that influence a theological dualism of heaven and hell. The good news is that he wants to keep heaven! What will happen to hell? You'll have to come to class to find out!