Finding an alternative to the anxious pursuit of happiness parading as American Christianity

“What if our radical okay-ness – the belief that we are wholly loved and known by the creator and sustainer of the universe independent of what we do and who we are – actually impacted our lived practice in the world as people of faith? I’m wondering if American Christianity could become a religion that has no interest in growing its brand, or spreading its influence, or surviving the next 50 years, but is okay dying for the flourishing of human life even if it doesn’t get to be in charge of what shape that takes? I’m wondering if an entire religion could be sacrificed for the salvation of the whole world, and if that religion would be okay not getting any of the credit?”

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