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Spiritual not Religious

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God Gives Enough Bread

Right after Jesus Christ Feeds a Billion people (slight exaggeration) with some crumbs of bread and fish oil (again hyperbolically speaking)….* He then speaks of himself as the bread of life. One where he references the story of Moses, God and Manna… An often overlooked piece of this story is when they gather the bread … Continue reading

“I don’t believe it, but I’m sticking to it. That’s my definition of faith.”

“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

‘You know those…

‘You know those moments when you are fully aware of God? That nanosecond-to-a-second fullness of time where you and the universe in it are connected and the beauty of the divine exists? Since we are only human we can only take in that immenseness for a moment in time, but that is part of why … Continue reading

Why millennials are leaving the church

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
Opinion by Rachel Held Evans, Special to CNN (CNN) — At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb. I still remember…

WHy Church is not about Belief in JESUS!!!!

Every time we talk about belief in the Bible, the word is actually faith. WAHOO! LET THE REVOLUTION BEGIN: religion is about belief, whereas it should be (and spirituality really is about) faith. For a handy chart with some scripture click here Here is the deal Beliefs are the limit of human capabilities, they allow … Continue reading

Spiritual & Religious Chart

When people say they are spiritual not religious, they are often indicating that they do not hold the “beliefs” purported/preached/encouraged (or forced) by religion. What they are trying to verbalize is their journey of faith, and the importance of it. Here there is a little known dichotomy between belief and faith. Church should be a … Continue reading

Parenting Parable: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Once Upon a Time there (around Matthew 21) there was an actual father who had to deal with two sons. And this family was so typical, Jesus decided to use them as a guide to life. In this family there were two sons who’s father told them to go and work on the vineyard. The … Continue reading

Church is not a…

Church is not a building, a faith or a people–it is nothing more or less than urge for humans to meet together, discuss the theological ramifications of human life and to offer support. Therefore church can happen in all manner of times and places

Dear Child: Faith is a journey. –Love God

Faith is a journey, and sometimes that journey isn’t an easy one. But as we learn more and more about Jesus, here is what we learned 1. Jesus did ministry on the move. You notice that Jesus is almost always making his way between cities? Sure Israel is the size of the New Jersey but … Continue reading

Call me crazy

“Call me crazy but I think that Jesus, Imagination and Science all have an important place in my life” “oh….and that keeping all three keeps me balanced rather than negating one another”–Katy Stenta

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