‘Don’t be Christ-like. It’s evil’

Wednesday 27th August, 2014 | Author: George Elerick

‘Don’t be Christ-like. It’s evil’ says George Elerick, who will be speaking at a PCN conference in November. He believes that exhortations to be Christ-like are symptomatic of a misanthropic and manipulating attitude towards humanity.

“Christ-like” sounds like a holier than thou bumper sticker that should never be found on any vehicle. What does this phrase invoke? Ideologically speaking, I mean. Well, prior to someone being this ethereal 'Christ-like' agent, they are, in a sense, nothing. Nothing without Christ. Yet. Christ separates himself from his followers many times. At one point, he even claims that their potential will exceed his own. That there is no template. Hence, why when he leaves, Christ doesn't leave them a Bible. Or any book of instruction after that. 

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Gretta Vosper - a distinctive voice

Wednesday 6th August, 2014 | Author: Michael Wright

Gretta Vosper - a distinctive voice Michael Wright considers the writings of Gretta Vosper whose UK visit takes place in September with events in London and Oxford. Tickets available.

What Gretta Vosper will bring to her presentations in London and Oxford in September are, in her own words, "a challenge to us all to make a paradigm shift in our thinking about our religious faith and practice." This shift has three elements: an intellectual challenge, a practical challenge, and a spiritual challenge.

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