By Andy Hale
On my pantheon of top philosophers in the last decade is Theodor Geisel. You may also know him as Dr. Seuss. The wit, wisdom, and depth of his children’s books continue to baffle me into my adulthood.
In his work, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Seuss writes, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
In Bonnie Kristian’s new book, A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today, the author suggests that one of the best insights into the development of our faith is a generous reading and conversing of other Christian traditions.
The book is an intersection of difficult questions about the Christian faith, such as “Does God really torment people in hell forever,” “Are gay relationships sinful,” and “What’s with this whole wine and bread stuff with Jesus”. The questions are then followed with interviews from pastors, theologians, and denominational leaders.
Bonnie Kristian has written for Time, CNN, The Week, Politico, The Hill, Relevant Magazine, Rare, The American Conservative.
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Andy Hale created and hosts the podcast of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy