Christ and the Body of Christ: What Will the Church of Tomorrow Be?
Fall 1999; Once and Future Jesus Conference
If God can no longer be conceived of in supernatural invasive terms, and if Jesus can no longer be understood as the incarnation of that supernatural deity, is there still something about the Christian claims that compels our attention and even our worship? If the church was created to be the community through which these ancient understandings were said to be lived out, does it still have a role to play as the Body of Christ in our non-theistic future?
The great need of the Christian church today is for a mighty reformation that will address both theology and structure—a reformation infinitely more powerful than that of the sixteenth century. It must rethink basic assertions, including Christian claims to revelation, creedal accuracy, and authority. If it does not come, or if it is too weak or modest, then there is no realistic future for the Christian enterprise.
Format: 1 CD; 80 minutes