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Discovering a more authentic expression of the life of Christ in us apart from the duties of institutional religion, this podcast asks honest questions about the origin and validity of institutional church rules and practices. These religious rules and practices lead us away from the simplicity of the gospel into an exhausting performance-based faith.

Dec 28, 2019

Welcome to episode 25 of the UnSunday Show. Let's talk about your options when living in a Christian sacral society where conformity to the church's rules is required on the threat of punishment and death for non-compliance. Such was the environment the Anabaptists found themselves in as the Reformation progressed. Like their Roman Catholic counterparts, the church the Reformers created had the power of the State behind it, along with the full weight of the military to enforce the church's top-down rule.

"Jesus was not killed by atheism and anarchy. He was brought down by law and order allied with religion - which is always a deadly mix. Beware those who claim to know the will of God and are prepared to use force, if necessary, to make others conform." - Barbara Brown Taylor

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