In the pursuit of slowing it down, let’s have some free verse, so called. And maybe some butterflies and some quiet and unassuming wallflowers.
There comes a moment in a Christian’s life when one doesn’t want to be a Christian anymore. Very rarely is it for the sake of our own cherished, secret sins. No, those we justify. We tell ourselves tales of how our own unrighteous thoughts and inclinations can’t be so very bad, for after all, we’re Christians.
The moment when one has a sudden urge to quit Christianity is in the moment of loss.
I’ve lived on both sides of the faith question–the skeptic and the believer. That’s been an education in avoiding bias confirmation syndrome, which in turn has been an education in reasoned argumentation. This article from Mother Jones summarizes why I don’t like debating politics or theology, and why the older and wiser folks we know…
I’ve used Dove products since long before I heard of the Real Beauty campaign, because I have sensitive skin. So after a bit, I got to thinking about what’s in my bathroom cabinet, and how emotions change our sense of associations between things.
NDP national leader “Angry” Thomas Mulcair has once again failed to “serenity now.” This time, it’s about Christians working in foreign aid. But is this advocating separation of church and state, or is it advocating state control of private beliefs? Due to the peculiarities of our law, Canada has a really hard time parsing that question.
The most compassionate thing anyone can do for another is to exercise insight and discretion. But the word “judgment” has been co-opted to mean a self-aggrandizing attitude of false and undeserved moral superiority.
One of the problems in compartmentalizing theology is the tendency to take a train of thought so far that it goes past the end of the track.
If you read here regularly, you know I’m not a big fan of romance or happily ever after stories. But I do respect the hope that inspirational authors in the genre bring to the page, and the real-life emotional and spiritual issues they weave into their very rigorous story form. So, when I came across…
Articulate, passionate, knowledgeable, and logical speech and writing is the enemy of evil. Cultivate it; awaken it; be transfixed and transformed by it, for the hour is late and dire. -Douglas Groothuis