... from the final paragraph of Liberating the Gospels (by John Shelby Spong)
... my journey must be inside the traditions of the world where I was raised. For this reason the Christian scriptures are part of that God consciousness for me, and a lifetime of roaming within them has not exhausted their profundity for me. Because I have been faithful to the study of this rich resource, I have discovered in this holy book realities that I never dreamed existed. And it keeps expanding. Finally, I discovered the wonder of what was surely their original Jewish perspective. So by entering that Jewish world, truth seemed to open and widen and deepen for me until I cold swim endlessly in the sea of God where all barriers and all literalisms disappear.