Countdown: Day 44

On March 15, Naked Spirituality will go on sale. I’ll share a short quote from the book each day until then. I hope you’ll tweet or otherwise pass on the ones you find most meaningful.

Now, almost four decades later, I cringe when I hear the teachings that were standard fare back then. I have discarded those theological wineskins … but I treasure more than ever the wine of the Spirit that was somehow conveyed to me through them. That suit of theological clothing doesn’t fit me any more, but the naked spirituality that sustains me today originally came to me dressed in it. I hope you can see that even if a particular style of religious clothing now feels stiff, tight and ill-fitting for you – Roman Catholic or mainline Protestant, Evangelical or Pentecostal, Sunni or Shiite, Reform or Orthodox – the possibility of naked spirituality remains a live option. (Brian D. McLaren, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words. HarperOne, 2011, Chapter 1)