UPDATE: The decision has been confirmed. This was being considered for some time. I do not regard church membership as essential to following the Way of Abba which Jesus announced. I see Barack as a pivotal figure theologically and feel that I anticipated the coming of the time we are now in in my book Abba’s Way, written three years ago. In a press conference explaining the decision, Barack made it clear he practices his Christian understanding daily and said it might be January before the Obamas found a new church.
I say bravo. Not because Barack Obama has formally cut ties with his congregation. But because of what I take this to mean theologically. I see Barack as a Christian who believes first and foremost that being decent out in the world is the main job of a Christian.
People are ASSUMING this is the truth, as it has only been reported on a blog. Replying to my request, the blogger identified himself as a veteran journalist and his source as reliable. I assume the campaign will confirm this.
If he has resigned, fine.
If not, there would be no reason why he should not.
You will find why I think this in my book Beyond Creed: From Religion to Spirituality.