An Elephant on Mount Fuji

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also.” John 14:6-7a

There is a legend about the great Mughal emperor Akbar. He was a great and wise ruler, and famously not only tolerant of, but actually interested in religion. He had conquered himself a realm which contained a great many different religions and sects - who were continuously squabbling. One day, the story goes, he decided to set a test....

One of the most troubling things about Christianity from a post-modern perspective is the sorts of exclusive things that Christians believe about Jesus and God. What does a legend about a great emperor, an aphorism about Mount Fuji, and the thinking of a mid-century Hungarian-British polymath have to tell us about how we might go about being Christians today?

Alister enjoyed this topic so much that he is writing an entire blog series about it! Check out the first one at The Elephant on Mount Fuji Part One - the Elephant

7pm on Tuesday the 12th of May 2020. Join us with this Zoom invitation - dinner at 7, serious bit at 8.