Unbinding Christianity is a book that will be good news for some readers while stretching others in uncomfortable ways. It begins with the premise that traditional Christian teaching is focused on right beliefs while the life and teachings of Jesus was all about right living. The book represents a fresh voice for Christians who struggle to accept traditional beliefs by assuring them that Jesus himself said much more about right values than he did right beliefs.
The goal of this book is to unbind Christianity from the wrappings of creeds, doctrines, dogma, and beliefs in order to make room for an understanding of what it means to be Christian defined by values that invites unity among Christians without the need for conformity of beliefs.
One of the important by-products of a values-based Christianity is that it paves the way for Christians with different beliefs to find common ground with one another while also freeing them to build bridges of understanding with non-Christian.
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Table of Contents
Why A Book Like This xvii
Chapter 1 Unintended Consequences 1
Chapter 2 The Power of Believing 9
Chapter 3 Myth and Story 25
Chapter 4 Excess Baggage 35
Chapter 5 A Faith of Values 45
Chapter 6 The Road Is Still Less Traveled 55
Chapter 7 The Real Rapture 63
Chapter 8 Loving Sex 69
Chapter 9 Putting Beliefs In Their Place 75
A Word About the Appendices 91
Appendix 1 My Story 93
Appendix 2 The Church Has a Story Too 107
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An important book on reclaiming what it means to be Christian in this age of institutional Christianity. Linn's book is clear call for the "nones and dones" to live a life defined by values not beliefs. Highly recommended.