A perfect companion piece to the bestselling author’s book of the same name, the Jesus for the Non-Religious DVD is a 68-minute distillation of Bishop Spong’s understanding of the Godpresence in Christ. In this lecture, Spong explores the meaning of ‘Christ,’ images of Messiah, how Christ has been experienced through the ages, and how the divinity of Christ has its ultimate expression in a fulfilled humanity.
“Jesus calls you to be whole, not religious. Jesus calls you to be real, not religious. Jesus calls you to be loving, not moral and righteous. Jesus calls you to be inclusive, not hating everybody that disagrees with you and claiming your superiority over them. That’s what this Jesus portrait is about and that’s why people believed that they experienced all that God is in the life and in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.” -John Shelby Spong, From Jesus for the Non-Religious DVD
Featuring John Shelby Spong
The retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, New Jersey, John Shelby Spong is a columnist and author of over fourteen books including Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, The Sins of Scripture and, most recently, Jesus for the Non-Religious. Lecturer at Harvard, Humanist of the Year, and a guest on numerous national television broadcasts including The Today Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and Larry King Live, Bishop Spong lectures around the world.