This “community” clearly is part of the Emergent church movement, and Tony Jones is not shy at all about his encouragement on questioning the authority of Scripture and his affirmation of practicing homosexuals.
I ran across this disturbing observation by Tony Jones today:
And that’s a good summary of Genesis, in a nutshell: Some great stories that tell us a lot about the origins of our faith, and a bunch of places where we sure wish we had more details.
Why is this disturbing? At first glance it may say very little, but when considering the breadth of material that Genesis contains, disturbing is kind. Not only is Genesis about the events that brought sin into the world, but it is also about the origins of the people of Israel and the promise of the Messiah.
Without Genesis, the supposed collections of stories, we have very little context for our faith. Genesis declares our utter depravity and pinpoints that state at the beginning of the human race. It spreads the woe of death that resulted from Adam’s sin, and yet in the same chapter it presents hope of the coming salvation.
Heaven help us if we miss the power of the unfolding story of God’s salvation, if we skip over what a damaged state we are in, and see it only as a collection of tales that really have no purpose in our lives as Christians. It is such a beautiful thing to know that even at the moment that Adam sinned that God planned to send his Son to die for us “while we were yet sinners.”
Read, absorb, and be challenged by the beginnings of our faith and the promise of our salvation that we call the book of Genesis!