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A Christianity Worth Believing A Christianity Worth Believing Offers An Engaging, Come With Me On A Journey Of Exploring The Possibilities Approach To What It Means To Be A Follower Of Jesus In Our Day Written By Doug Pagitt A Leading Voice In The Emergent Conversation This Beautifully Written Book Weaves Together Theological Reflections, Christian History, And His Own Story Of Faith Transformation Pagitt Invites Readers To Follow Him As He Tells The Story Of His Un Churched Childhood, His Life Altering Conversion At Age 16, His Intense Involvement In The Church, And His Growing Sense Of Unease With The Version Of Christianity He Was Living On Page After Page, Pagitt Lays Out His Journey Toward An Authentic, Passionate Expression Of A Faith That Feels Alive, Sustainable, And Meaningful.


10 thoughts on “A Christianity Worth Believing

  1. says:

    I had never thought about the imagine of God as a long whiskered man in flowing white robes on a throne as being very similar to the idea of Zeus in Greek Mythology I had no idea that the Greeks had such an influence on Christian theology However, I seem to be missing Pagitt s pointif Jesus didn t die for our sins, then what The resurrection means Jesus is a new Adam and the kingdom of God is here and now, not some far off place I get that But I don t quite understand how Pagitt disagree I had...


  2. says:

    Having heard occasional episodes of Doug s podcasts, I was curious to read a couple of his books This one is somewhat biographical with some insight of how he came to Christianity as a teen But the most interesting points relate to how early Christianity slowly shiftedtowards the Greek philosophy in...


  3. says:

    A Christianity Worth Believing beautifully lays out one man s encounter which resonates with the experiences of so many of us with a Greek influenced christian faith of answers and diagrams, of schematics, and of overly systematized theolog...


  4. says:

    this book made me feel significantly less crazy The chapters on how the Greek ization of Christianity may not have been the best thing for everyone resonated with me and let me feel a little bitat home in Christianity.


  5. says:

    I really identified with this book and have gained quite an appreciation of Doug Pagitt through it His points about the influences Greek philosophy and later determinism made a lot of sense to me these ideas have really affected our understanding of Christianity I think Pagitt is wise in his observations of how our understanding of our faith is skewed by these influences that have been handed down to us as gospel truth, when they were in fact cultural trappings Today we know that the univer I really identified with this book and have gained quite an appreciation of Doug Pagitt through it His points about the influences Greek philosophy and later determinism made a lot of sense to me these ideas have really affected our understanding of Christianity I think Pagitt is wise in his observations of how our understanding of our faith is skewed by these influences that have been handed down to us as gospel truth, when they were in fact cultural trappings Today we know that the universe is farbeautiful, alive, and interactive than the imagination of the deterministic thinkers of the 1600s could allow forThe deterministic version has never been able to tell the entire story I love that Pagitt embraces the myster...


  6. says:

    I bought this book a number of months ago when I heard the author speak in Denver At the time, I found myself appreciating his heart for those on the fringe and his frustration with pop Christianity in America I also was curious about some of the claims he made about the development of theology, specifically in relationship to ...


  7. says:

    Doug s perspectives on sin, dualism vs holism, justice, and Jesus have completely refreshed my faith Before reading, I found myself majorly discontented and even ashamed of being a Christian Though I have been on this journey a long time, I didn t think anyone would want to be a Christian based on my understanding of what it meant But this book s fresh take on the goodness of humanity and its chief end to partner with God, others, and creation in love and work, has renewed my vigor and apprec Doug s perspectives on sin, dualism vs holism, justice, and Jesus have completely refreshed my faith Before reading, I found myself majorly discontented and even ashamed of being a Christian Though I have been on this journey a long time, I didn t think anyone would want to be a Christian based on my understanding of what it meant But this book s fresh take on the goodness of humanity and its chief end to partner with God, others, and creation in love and work, has renewed my vigor and appreciation for Christianity and life with God Especially in this Advent season, my passion for knowing Jesus has been stirred and I respect him muchI have a deeper reverence for the history of the Jewish people and what Jesus meant to them One of the most prevalent themes of the book is the distinction between Hebrew interpretation of and Greco Roman impact on theology I find myself drawn to the father love figure painted by Hebrew history and rather put off by the distant judgmental God of the Greco...


  8. says:

    I appreciate Doug Pagitt s voice in our American context of practicing Christianity This book is a good intro level read into some of the questions the emerging Christian movement is asking the nature of the atonement, God s presence and activity in the world, new angles on the centrality of Jesus, etc It s certainly enjoyable, and even quite humorous at points, as Doug threads personal stories throughout his brief theological discussions The book is winsome, and I would happily lend it to I appreciate Doug Pagitt s voice in our American context of practicing Christianity This book is a good intro level read into some of the questions the emerging Christian mo...


  9. says:

    It was interesting to read how the Greeks ideas of the gods influenced Christianity and how those concepts which have been refined and held to for most of history might be stumbling blocks for people with a less grecian worldview today.


  10. says:

    A good read, and it asks questions many Christians might be afraid of asking I appreciate Doug s voice in this conversation.


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