What does healthy fighting look and sound like? Check out the dueling videos—personal vs. community Christianity.
Jefferson Bethke declares, “Jesus came to abolish religion.” He discounts the church and emphasizes personal Christianity. He’s worth watching and listening to.
In Fiddler on the Roof, as Tevye’s friends disagree on something, Tevye the milkman says to one, “You have a point.” Then to the other, “You have a point.” And to his friend who points out his illogic, “You have a point, too.”
Christians, however, are often much better at finger-pointing and name-calling than at respectful disagreement.
A nameless friar-in-training goes head-to-head with Bethke in defense of community Christianity, for him the Roman Catholic church. Then he closes by saying, “Props to Jefferson Bethke.”
There’s a thoughtful response to Bethke’s viral video at Christian Post.com
Here are three movies that can lead you further into these questions (click on title, not image, for link to InternetMovieDataBase.com):
Saving Grace (not William Wilberforce’s fight against slavery but the Pope locked out of the Vatican) The Shoes of the Fisherman