From Stand Firm in Faith
Any number of things madden me about this:
1. If Jesus is a 'mechanism' for Schori - she ain't a sister. She's just not. If Jesus is incidental to the identity of 'God' she's got the wrong god.
2. Apparently Schori looks to fruits of the Spirit in religious teachers to demonstrate their closeness to God. But then for 'conservatives' to insist on the confession of Christ as Lord amounts to works.
3. Her arguments are about the Abrahamic faiths - but just how does the Dali Lama fit into this? Is he an anonymous Abrahamite? Just who is the 'God' who's in charge of this 'salvation'? Apparently he's not even as specific as the God of Abraham. Apparently His identity just isn't important.
But one other thought:
4. I believe we Evangelicals are a bit hamstrung when it comes to answering Schori whileever we remain unclear that Jesus just is the God of Abraham. When our own reasoning also runs along the lines of "Jesus is essential for us, but not for them" our opposition to this teaching will not be as strong as it should be.
Just a thought.