As I write in the essay,
Christianity has produced both witch trials and hospitals; The Inquisition and Saint Francis of Assisi; the Crusades and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. How can followers of one faith produced such consistently inconsistent results?
Or if you would actually rather delve into church history instead of why I think that history matters, you could always try one of these sermons in our archives:
on the Holy Fools tradition in Russia and how it relates to the cross or
Which Words are The Word
on the heretic who gave us the Bible.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church