Domesticated Jesus: Have you seen this video by McClaren? It’s similar to the one you posted.
“But, If I’m honest I have to say that the Christian religion is very often part of the problem instead of part of the solution in our world. It’s as if the message that Jesus intended as a revolutionary message to change the world gets domesticated . . .
“It makes people feel good so that never really challenge the systems of injustice, the thinks about the world that are wrong and dysfunctional and need to be changed.”
“We’ve got to ask ourselves some deep questions. To what degree have we lost the plot. To what degree have we ended up with a religion that talks about Jesus, sings about Jesus but Jesus has just kind of a hood ornament on our on vehicle that we are driving to our own destination. I think we who are followers of Christ, every once in awhile we better pinch ourselves and say, Are we really awake? Do we really get the good news of Jesus? Or are we living out another story using a lot of Jesus talk plastered onto it.”
Those are indeed powerful statements of truth. It’s like the Good lord created us in his image and we are trying to return the favor.
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