Here's the question of the day: Is Bishop Jack Spong a Heretic? Or is Spong a hero? Or perhaps is he both?
For those who don't know who Bishop John Shelby "Jack" Spong is, he's a retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark, New Jersey. He still preaches in churches and writes lots of books on Christian subjects. And he still says the traditional Christian creeds and wears his clerical vestments with pride. But when he discusses Christian theological subjects, many folks become bewildered by his controversial positions when compared to many American mainline traditional interpretations. Some people call Bishop Spong a Christian, others a heretic, and others call him an atheist. Given all the controversy that surrounds him, Bishop Spong has articulated his thoughts into "12 points" (or theses) and they're listed below courtesy of http://www.adherents.com/. Can you come to a conclusion of your own based on just these points?