What My Church Never Told Me (Cont.)

Everything changed when I started college. I got a group of friends around me that were like me in that they believed in Jesus... but they were quite different in some surprising ways. They talked about relationship with God in a different way than I’d ever considered. For them, the Christian walk was not so... Continue Reading →

What My Church Never Told Me

Walking to the edge of our theology, the farthest reach of what we understand of God, is like getting waist deep in the ocean that goes on as far as the eye can see. I was raised in a church culture that did not value mystery. In it, the most important thing about life was... Continue Reading →

Jesus Says NO to Self Defense?

There is plenty in Jesus's Sermon on the Mount to wrestle with. Does he really mean, "If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and threw it away"? Does he really mean, "Blessed are those who mourn"? Wait ... um, doesn't the Bible also command me to rejoice? (See Philippians 4:4; Nehemiah... Continue Reading →

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