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Review: Another Gospel?



Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity follows the journey of former ZOEgirl band member Alisa Childers as she was confronted by progressive Christianity. Throughout the book, Childers recounts sessions of an exclusive group she was invited to by the new church's pastor. She soon found out that this group, lead by the pastor who claimed that he was more a "hopeful agnostic", was created to shake up peoples faith and tear down belief strongholds. In this group, Childers was to face new doubts about her faith as she was presented with a progressive view of Christianity.


Originally known as the emergent church (2000-2012), Progressive or Liberal Christianity one thought faded into irrelevance is now more influential than ever before through podcasts, conferences, and books (75). Childers surveys this movement in Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity as she seeks to rectify heresies and build up faith in the historic gospel.


"Progressive Christians view the Bible as primarily a human book and emphasise personal conscience and practices rather than certainty and beliefs. They are also very open to redefining, reinterpreting, or even rejecting essential doctrines of the faith like the Virgin Birth, the deity of Jesus, and his bodily resurrection" (8).


Though many of the exact words and practices are used in progressive Christianity, they hold a different meaning. For example, The Bible is seen as "inspired" like a person is inspired to write a song. In the progressive view, the Bible is primarily a human book.


Childers also refutes the view of the atonement as "child abuse" or simply the killing of a political revolutionary.


Much like the Muratorian Fragment (circa 200), Childers defends the Historic Gospels and rejects the heresies of the day, many of which are held by progressive Christian leaders. A study of history will show how these heroes have been dealt with and their emergence again.


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