2 thoughts on “Reflections on, “What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian: A Guide to What Matters Most,” Part 1

  1. Pastor Rick- I am thrilled you are doing this podcast. Thank you for the work you are putting into this. While I agree with you wholeheartedly that we need a centrist approach in the practicality of our actions as Christians, I do not believe any part of the Bible can be treated as anything but the absolute truth as the Word of God. I think the problem in “packaging” comes more from Christians not approaching people and situations in the spirit of love, compassion, and humility. I think what unbelievers see from the most visible Christians is a lot of finger pointing, judgement, and exclusion. We should all be living out our faith as Jesus did, including those who do not believe and showing them true love and godliness. When we show judgement on others, God will judge us. It is important, as you said, that we take the time to think about what it is we truly believe. And to take that a step further, ask ourselves if our decisions and behavior reflects that belief. We should not be using our faith to exclude others. This issue is one that has frustrated me for a long time. I am pleased that you have chosen it as a topic for discussion here. -Dawn

    • So glad I was able to get your podcast to work on my mobile device! I wasn’t able to attend worship yesterday, but my spirit was longing for food – and you fed me with this podcast today. I think this is a great way to reach others both within and beyond our congregation, and a wonderful topic to begin with, Pastor Rick. Can’t wait to hear the next installment.

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