Thursday, May 01, 2014

Thursday Thinking - Bad Religion, No Religion, or Good Religion

Earlier this week, Scot McKnight posted about a new book by Martin Thielen, The Answer to Bad Religion is Not No Religion: A Guide to Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics and Believers. McKnight calls Thielen and master storyteller and summarizes the book's thesis as follows:  "...the solution to bad religion — marked by anger, judgmentalism, divisiveness, etc — is not no religion, or the religion of the Nones, but instead good religion."

Thielen's 10 marks of good religion:
1. Life-Changing
2. Love-Centered
3. Service-Focused
4. Prophetic
5. Community-Building
6. Hope-Filled
7. Open-Minded
8. Reconciliatory
9. Grateful
10. Relationally Evangelistic
CLICK HERE to read McKnight's full post on the Jesus Creed Blog.

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