This is my first post on WonderCafé! I'm Mark Andrew from Kitchener, Ontario, and I have a fundamentalist evangelical background. I grew up in a small town in southwestern Ontario, then moved here to attend Bible college. Then my theological beliefs started to change drastically, and everything changed. Actually, I just posted a video on YouTube about it if you'd be interested in checking it out! I talk about exploring the UCC, Unitarians, and now Unity. I also am inspired by Buddhism and some contemplative Christian authors. Thanks!
Thought I'd link this here in case anyone in the London area is interested. The local Humanist Association (with which I have loose ties since a number of them are UUs) is sponsoring a pair of lectures entitled "The Evolution of Belief". The first one is next Wednesday and the speaker is Gretta Vosper. The second is in June and features Dr. Rod Martin, a psych prof from UWO and a member of the Humanist Association.
Is there a difference?
Well, obviously there is a difference, but what about the more "radical" Progressive Christians, such as John S. Spong or United Church Canada's own Gretta Vosper? I've read a lot of Spong's works as well as finishing up Vosper's "With or Without God," and one comes away feeling like they both, more or less, pay lip service to Christianity while there is nothing that really distinguishes them from atheists.