Should Christianity be about believing that which is unbelievable – accepting claims about miracles and the supernatural, for instance – or about living in an “unbelievable” manner – by radically loving enemies, and the like?
I know that there are some who will immediately object that this is not an either/or scenario. Fine, then think about the question in this way: Which is more important? If one was jettisoned but the other embraced and followed, would it still be Christianity? Would it be a better version of Christianity than others?
There are points in Jim’s post I would quibble about, but I think the overarching point is an important one, summed up well when he writes:
Christianity is both simpler and harder than most people make it out to be.