Nadia Bolz-Weber, the Lutheran preacher queen of Christian progressives, recently published a book which essentially explains we need a new reformation. The old one will no longer do.
While Martin Luther argued authority from “Sola Scriptura” (scripture alone); Bolz-Weber has put the hermeneutical pedal to the metal, and abandoned all scripture for “Sola Feelings” (feelings alone) thus becoming a darling for American progressivism.
In Bolz-Weber’s new (and might I add refreshing) account of Christianity, “feelings alone”— especially those from the hips— guide the wayfaring Christ follower to salvation. This progressive preacher queen slaps down the argument from fellow evangelical Albert Mohler who once made the case that “moral relativism is a philosophy of the hips” and thus breaks down the uninclusive walls of the faith.
So, as a really smart, Confucius like internet adage goes, “eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” And Reverend Bolz-Weber might add, “grind your genitals with whatever stranger makes you feel tingly, and call yourself ‘zir’. Life is too short, and only feelings matter.”
Amen—or rather Awomyn.