Kate Braestrup criticizes Christianity, and rightly so. But her characterization doesn't represent all Christians. Christians are divided along at least two lines*: (1) those who believe the Gospel concerns personal salvation or (2) those who follow Jesus' Gospel of the nearness of the Kingdom. The former often results in the horrifying triumphalism and tribalism that Kate detests. But the latter conforms with the agape love Kate espouses. Both Gospels can be combined together to a single Gospel. Many do so. But for others, like me, the latter is most meaningful and the former is rejected for its deleterious moral consequences.
*References: "God's Politics," (Wallis) and "Jesus before Christianity." (Nolan)
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