Why—with all the atrocities past and present committed in God’s name, amidst all the hostile divisions ripping apart Christ’s Church, in spite of all our own doubts and frustrations and fears about faith—are we still Christian?
If you have been around the church for longer than a month, you've probably asked that question. For some, there isn't a sufficient answer and they leave. Many of us stay, but its not because we haven't asked the question, or because we have answers that are completely satisfying. Most people I know would love some help with this.
That's why the "Why Christian?" conference caught my eye. The other thing that caught my eye were the sponsors: Rachel Held Evans and Nadia Bolz-Weber. I've read their books and listened to them talk. I have been inspired by their honesty, wisdom and insight. I wasn't able to go to the conference but knew that if these two were hosting a conference addressing that question, it was bound to be worthwhile.
From all accounts, it was. I was most impressed by this recent reflection from Evans. Its worth a read.