Actual Event or Metaphorical Story?

In response to my review of Avatar, here's what a reader named Michael asked me: Hi Carl, I read your article on the movie "Avatar."  You wrote that grace is one of the best elements of Christianity.  That statement led me to wonder whether you view the life and death of Jesus as an actual historical event or if you see it more as metaphor for love, sacrifice, etc?  I grew up in a very conservative, evangelical denomination, who would I think say that Jesus is the best element of Ch … [Read more...]