"How can a religion that speaks so eloquently of love
so brutally destroy its questioners, its dissenters,
its innovators, and its competitors?"
— page 150 in Christianity for the Rest of Us
1. What do you think of the idea of diversity as a spiritual practice? Can you come up with biblical stories and texts that speak to a Christian practice of diversity?
2. Which of the churches presented in this chapter are most like yours? Which would you most like to resemble? What kinds of diversities are present in your congregation? Try to identify as many different kinds of diversity in your congregation as possible.
3. What do you think of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's ubuntu theology? Does it reflect your hopes for human community?