George Tinker calls GC2012 to repentance

As Tinker said repeatedly, repentance isn’t easy. Repentance calls us to cast aside our myths of moral superiority, and honestly confront the ways that we have fallen short in our relationships with others. It forces us to take our heroes off their pedestals and recognize that they were broken men who often did horrible things in the name of God. The lie of manifest destiny – the false theology perpetuated by the church – provided the cover to avoid Christ’s call of love, and to engage in acts of hate.

Read more at Only Wonder Understands
http://onlywonder.com/2012/04/27/george-tinker-calls-gc2012-to-repentance/

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