Some quotes I've come across in the last few days. Al Gore's recent speech on Bush's abuse of presidential power. "An executive who arrogates to himself the power to ignore the legislative directives of the Congress or to act free of the check of the judiciary becomes the central threat that the Founders sought to nullify in the Constitution"
A Disciple's minister comments on how liberal faith is portrayed in Daniel, a tv drama focused on the family of an Episcopalian priest: "it was a ridiculous caricature of progressive Christianity - or rather, what some conservative Christians perceive to be liberal Christianity. "Maybe sin isn't so bad" or something like that. Blech."
Philosophy over Coffee and Even the Devils Believe took a test on the nature of Jesus so I decided to give it a try. I come out a heretic with the top two categories being Monarchianism at 75% and Socinianism 67%.They say: "God exists as the Father only, though he can reveal himself in other ways in a manner similar to modalism."
I see myself a modalist. If we say that God is three persons, the way I'm able to think of a person is through a particular kind of activity and relating, so that God has particular "modes" of relating and acting towards us. Socinianism is a kind of unitarian thought. So all these terms point to a particular kind of theo-centric faith.
The God or Not God carnival, whose focus is on scriptural literalism is up at the site Back of the Envelope. I'm also adding some new links. It Seems to Me, a site that combines a commitment to social justice with some thoughtful posts on theology. And Progressive Faith Blog Con which is drawing attention to a gathering of religious progressive bloggers.