Jump to content

A Superman Fan From Illinois


Recommended Posts

I couldn't help myself. I wanted a clever title and after writing an extended 'about me' page in my profile I thought it would be best to introduce myself with an excerpt.


My recent thoughts have been about Superman, a childhood hero. As I thought about him as hero figure recently I began to think about how it was his character - not his superpowers that I'd grown to admire. Then a friend of my posted an article on facebook. The author of the article was writing about how she wrestled with / against a theistic understanding of God. As someone with a B.A. in English I always get excited when I have to look up a word to make sure I understand what someone is saying. She referenced John Shelby Spong's book "Jesus for the Non-Religious." I devoured the book. Found this website and I'm currently working my way through "Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World."


I've been excited to chat with my wife a bit about what I've been reading and after lurking on the forums for a couple days I thought it would be great fun to chat with all of you.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites



Welcome to the community and thank you for your so far thoughtful posts. Glad to hear you are enjoying your Spong books and i am looking forward to the sharing of your thoughts and ideas. I especially admire the way (in another post) you handle those of different beliefs and find the way they behave and are motivated more important than their words alone.


Again welcome,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

terms of service