Well I have just come across a very interesting article God, Darwin, and the Church, by Jim Adams, the founder of the Centre for Progressive Christianity. In this article he argues for a progressive Christianity and a progressive church which adopts a belief that does not contradict the findings of science but is an expression of an effort to make sense of (our?) existence. He goes on to point out that faith in this understanding becomes a lifestyle discipline anchored on a deep spirituality rather than an orthodoxy, based on objective believing propositions. He illustrates this with the discipline of prayer and worship. Prayer then becomes an agent that changes the person who prays (with all other implications) rather than a tool to force the hand of an all controlling ‘God’ to intervene on your behalf.
He concludes with the following remark: ” I hope (and, yes, I pray) that progressive Christian churches everywhere will accept the challenge of reaching out to people for whom evolutionary science makes more sense than the stories of a divine creator or an intelligent designer. The churches will be successful if they can show that it is possible to pray like a pietist, worship like an enthusiast, and still think like an atheist”.
Read the article for yourself and see what you think.