this articles for the Otago Daily Times.
Ian writes: A living religion is constantly evolving. It adapts from a particular time and culture to new times and different cultures. Sometimes the change is gradual, sometimes abrupt. Tensions develop between those who press for change and those who resist it. The pattern has recurred in every religion over the centuries. In Christianity it is happening again as a self-consciously new way of being Christian emerges, labelled loosely as "progressive Christianity".