The SecretAgentMan does a superb fisking of a document from John Shelby Spong.
Someone at where I work after hearing me talk to someone about how rapture theology was relatively new and invented by John Nelson Darby a lawyer from Ireland handed me a book written by Bishop Spong. He must have thought that since I discarded the rapture that I also discarded reason. I had never heard of him and I looked at the back of the book and read that he was a frequent guest of Good Morning America. Endorsement by GMA is a certain Imprimatur of theological crap. I had not yet come into the church, but I was in my intensive reading phase. I could not even get through the first chapter without laughing at the parody of Christianity that it taught.
yeah…I dont ‘get him’ either….just seems to be too many inconsistencies in his arguements for someone arguing for reason….