Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Richard Rohr: What Did Jesus Really Teach

Excellent presentation by Richard Rohr. He asserts that the non-negotiable for Jesus in his teaching is non-violence, not stem cells or contraception. He also points out that most nations with Christian heritage have not been known for peace making but have often been war mongering. He praised the Quakers, Mennonites, and Anabaptists for preserving the tradition of Christian peace-making and non-violence. Rohr talks about how Jesus never excluded anyone in the gospels, but that churches and denominations are exclusionary institutions, especially when it comes to the Eucharist.

This is a call to consider what Jesus really taught, and follow his priorities, rather than the human traditions of most churches.

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