Jan 4, 2011

Belonging, Leaving, Believing

Former vampire novelist Anne Rice decided to leave the Catholic church and the name 'Christian' part way through 2010, after returning to Catholicism, the faith of her childhood, in 1998. But she still claims very definitely to follow Christ, to read the Scriptures daily and e.g. to read biblical scholarship. I note the last point as it's always nice to see people reading the work of some of these scholars.

Here's an interview with her, from Christianity Today.

I've been thinking about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, to belong to 'the Church' and to read Scripture and biblical scholarship - well, for the last five or so years. So this was an interesting interview. Like Anne Rice, (while unlike her, I've only read a smidgeon) I'd also recommend e.g. NT Wright and Craig Keener's works.

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