Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Jesus Paradigm

Charles Williams once wrote in his book The Descent of the Dove:

It is doubtful whether Christendom has ever quite recovered from the mass-conversion of the fashionable classes inside Rome and of the barbaric races outside Rome.... It is at least arguable that the Christian Church will have to return to a pre-Constantine state before she can properly recover the ground she too quickly won.

My book The Jesus Paradigm is, in essence, a call for the church to return to its pre-Constantine state. For that to happen, the first step will be choosing to become strangers to the religious and secular culture of the day and strangers to all of our over-simplified, polarized ideologies of both the left and the right.