To Sing and Dance: Confessions of a Religious, but Not Spiritual

When I think about spiritual disciplines as something I need to do in order to be a “good” Christian, every fiber of my being rebels. But when I think about them as roadmaps, paths that a great cloud of witnesses have traversed for thousands of years before me, then there is a stirring in my soul. [Read more…]

Enchanted Deconstruction

The word deconstruction tends to conjure up a lot of different responses. Some fear it. Others embrace it, still yet, there is hope in deconstruction. I think though from the variety of responses across the internet some have become disillusioned with the art of deconstruction. But, what if it doesn’t have to lead to disillusionment? [Read more…]

Why Question Religion?

“It seems many religious leaders these days aim to discourage people from questioning their faith. They imply we should just accept everything we are taught about religion at face value. They say: “leave the driving to us!” I am sorry, but this is just plain wrong so far as I can tell.” Guest blogger Margaret Placentra Johnston riffs on the journey towards a “mature faith.” [Read more…]