For the person considering the Christian faith for the first time, especially one with a scientific background, (Re)considering Christianity will portray a version of God’s story of life and God’s story of Jesus that takes modern understandings of astronomy, geology, and biology seriously. And for the person who may have been practicing the Christian faith for years, but today no long finds the old, foundational understandings believable or sufficient, this work will aid the tough process of uncovering, reconsidering, and beginning to live Christianity’s deeper and wider story/message/claim.
Ron Rude is Lutheran campus pastor (ELCA) at the University of Arizona, and author of the award-winning book, Abel Emerging: A Reconsideration of the Christian Story for a Sustainable World (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2010). His interests include hiking, world travel, music, giving haircuts to homeless men at a local soup kitchen, and researching American history through the lives of the U.S. presidents. Ron is also a member of the Eco-Reformation Speakers Bureau.