April 2013 Synchroblog – What If … ?

3 Apr

ImageWhat If … ?

When I was young, I loved to play the ‘what if’ game.  It went like this:  I would imagine an unlikely scenario and present it to my mother to find out what she thought.  Since I had an active imagination, I engaged in this til I drove her to distraction and she would declare, “No more ‘what ifs’!!”  Now that I’m older, I’ve discovered there is a whole group of people who play the ‘what if’ game.  They’re called philosophers!

This month we invite you to play the ‘what if’ game with us.  Try to imagine that some or all of the Bible narrative is not necessarily true history, but is myth of one sort or another.  What sort of effect would that knowledge have on your faith?  What effect might it have on the larger church?  How would it change you?  Would it change you and how you view the world?

We recognize that this might make some or all of you uncomfortable and while we recognize the struggle involved with that sort of discomfort, please feel free to blog about that fact as well.  The ‘what if’ game can involve some prickly feelings and we welcome that as well.

Publish your posts by Tuesday April 16th and share your link here, and we’ll post the final link list on Wednesday morning, April 17th, to add to the bottom of your posts.  If you know other bloggers who might also want to participate, feel free to pass this invitation on.

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14 Responses to “April 2013 Synchroblog – What If … ?”

  1. K.W. Leslie April 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Okay, here’s one. It’s going live Monday.
    “When people believe Christianity is a myth.”
    http://morechrist.blogspot.com/2013/04/synchroblog.html

  2. Jeremy Myers April 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    My post goes up on Tuesday.

    What if the Bible is a Myth?

    http://www.tillhecomes.org/what-if-the-bible-is-a-myth/

  3. davidderbyshire April 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    My post is ready and going live on Tuesday: What if Genesis was a Creation Myth?
    http://charismissional.com/what-if-genesis-was-a-creation-myth/

  4. Bud Brown April 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    My post is up. What if Paul was wrong about the life of Christ living in me?
    http://tinyurl.com/bqz3lwx

  5. Chris Jefferies April 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I’ve just made my post live, What if … creation was a myth?

  6. Paul W. Meier April 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    My post is up – Is the Bible a Myth? http://www.prayingthegospels.com/bible-myth/

  7. damannwrite April 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Mine is up

    http://religousrefuse.com/2013/04/15/the-bible-as-a-source-of-wisdom/

  8. Phil Lancaster April 16, 2013 at 3:12 am #

    My post is up now.
    http://phillancaster.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/what-if-bible-were-myth.html

    • Carol Kuniholm April 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Hmm – that title should be “What if Newness Was the Norm.”

  9. Liz April 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Sorry I’m late. Here’s mine: Penultimate Truth http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/penultimate-truth/

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