Because those are hope building practices, and this is how to defeat evil. This is how #hopewins, this is how we defeat #terrorism, not with weapons or policies, but with the refusal to live a life of fear. Continue reading
“Don’t try to explain the Incarnation to me! It is further from being explainable than the furthest star in the furthest galaxy. It is love, God’s limitless love enfleshing that love into the form of a human being, Jesus, the Christ, fully human and fully divine. Was there a moment, known only to God, when … Continue reading
For Job becoming Naked as the day he was born means loss. Loss of status, loss of goods, loss of food and security Loss of family<–that one really gets me Loss of respect, Loss of manhood (esp. in that culture), loss of legacy, loss of history. and Job says “Naked I came from my mother’s … Continue reading
#faith #belief #doubt #doubting Thomas #SBNR Thoughts on Faith and Belief
Here is an article about our continued consideration of the “God is dead” question… “Was Nietzsche right in thinking that God is dead? Is it truly the case that—as the German sociologist Max Weber, who was strongly influenced by Nietzsche, believed—the modern world has lost the capacity for myth and mystery as a result of … Continue reading
Faith and Doubt If you read the about me statement of faith, you will see that I don’t believe everything all the time (technically I think that’s impossible). However, I stand as a Christian and trust that God fills those gaps for me (partially thru the church). Here is a post about a pastor who … Continue reading
Faith is work, its communal, its varied, it contains all our varied beliefs and doubts. Belief is us reaching towards God Faith is God reaching towards us In order to have faith, you must have community. Its different than asceticism or belief, it is more than the individual spirituality. Spirituality is how we practice our … Continue reading
Part ! Ultimately God is relational, and our experience of God is relational….that’s why we need to know However, what is hard is some people haven’t ever had that burning bush experience…I haven’t been in that place before, but I know that some people haven’t experienced God. What I do know is that when I … Continue reading
“I don’t believe it, but I’m sticking to it. That’s my definition of faith.” My Brief Theology of Belief vs. Faith Belief is individual Faith is communal Belief is confessional Faith is God given Belief is about structuring the world Faith is letting go to God’s plans Beliefs are what we hang … Continue reading
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