Bible-thumping “Progressive Christian” spoiling for a fight!

Photo “Liz spoiling for a fight” by jaypod

I’m in pass-on-the-great-posts-I’ve-read-recently mode, I’m sorry that this one too is from a blog I’ve recommended before. What can I say? Either I’m a hide-bound creature of habit or these are superb posts, or both ;) 

Unlike the previous recommendation, this one is all hype. In On Warfare and Weakness: Part 1, A Real Fight Richard Beck offers little but promises. But what promises he is making! Nothing short of “a vision of progressive Christianity that … is exciting and might have popular appeal” through bringing two somewhat dissimilar books “into conversation… the books are God at War by Greg Boyd and The Weakness of God by John Caputo.”

If this first post (apart from the 27, to date, comments) is all hype, why am I recommending it? Well I expect more and want you to get in at the start, but also because he offers this quote from William James as a motto:

If this life is not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight.

Now, that’s not only a reason to get out of bed in the morning, it’s a straightforward challenge. I’m with James, where do you stand?