Several people have asked what I think of Anne Rice unfriending the Church on Facebook.
I can’t say I’m too surprised. She’s always made it clear that she didn’t really grok Jesus’ own teaching about his intimate union with the body of Christ. The entire understanding of Paul, the New Testament, and the Church following these about the relationship of Christ the head and his body is summed up in Jesus’ words to Saul of Tarsus. They are not “Why are you persecuting my disciples?” They are “Why you persecuting me?” All of Paul’s subsequent writing about the nature of the Church consists of a life long labor of unpacking that statement (of which Ephesians is the highest expression)....READ MORE