Countdown Day 31

We are acknowledging that the Christianities we have created – or constructed – deserve to be reexamined and deconstructed, not so that we may slide into agnosticism, atheism, or secular patriotic consumerism, but so that our religious traditions can be seen for what they are. They are not simply a pure, abstracted, and ideal “essence of Christianity,” but rather are evolving, embodied, situated versions of the faith – each of which is unfinished, imperfect, and sometimes pretentious, and each of which is often beautiful and wonderful, renewable and serviceable too. (27)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)