Can the notion of “off-label” use of medication be prescribed to the practice of Christianity? Are Denominational Headquarters, dogmatic creeds and “we’ve never done it that way before” congregations really like the Food and Drug Administration and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research? Are we, in the mainstream of Christian tradition, reluctant and potentially averse to experience Jesus as he is, in the multitude of ways that he has transformed lives for literally thousands of years, outside of the normal prescription.

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