The God I DON’T Believe In.

Christian Atheist

There are many people in the world today who don’t believe in God. Even though I now believe in God, when I talk with some of these people I find I agree with them. The kind of God they don’t believe in, I don’t believe in either. Writer Brian McLaren described the God he doesn’t believe in:An uptight God who is about black-and-white easy answers and brittle, rigid logic and law, rather than about profound and many-faceted truth, self-sacrificing love, compassionate justice, and profound relationships. … [Read more...]

Jesus Didn’t Come to Start A New Religion.

RvR

How many more minutes before the church service would be over? That’s all I could think about. Every agenda item on the scheduled liturgy was just something else I would have to endure. My mind worked hard to calculate and estimate how much time each of these “perfunctories” would demand: Invocation – two minutes. Reading from Psalms – five minutes. Hymn #124 – three to five minutes. Hymn #291 – another three to five minutes. Sermon – twenty-five minutes, if I was lucky. And on and on it went until the mental calculator registered fifty-five minutes. Fifty-five minutes?! Fifty-five minutes to g … [Read more...]

An Atheist’s Church Envy – Atheism 2.0

Check this TED Talk out! It is not-to-be-missed!What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence. … [Read more...]

Your Story is Strong!

“All Jesus did that day was tell stories — a long storytelling afternoon.” -Matthew 13:34, The Message“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya AngelouEvery summer an avalanche of hardback and paperback novels flies off the shelves at bookstores across the country. Millions of buyers pick up a new piece of fiction in which to escape while relaxing on the beach or traveling on vacation. There is a reason for this — everyone loves a good story!Stories shape our lives, our world, even our souls. Stories capture our imaginations.The moment the preacher begi … [Read more...]

Here We Go!

It's official!  I am moving my blog over to Patheos and looking forward to writing in this neighborhood for a change.  This is Blog #1 for me at this new site.  Also, within a week or so, I will be starting a new regular column with Patheos.  If you are one of the early visitors to this site - WELCOME! Keep your eyes open for my column installments and frequent posts at this blog.I am looking forward to reflecting, interacting, critiquing, sharing, encouraging, and asking questions right here - and often. My journey of faith in Christ has gone through many changes over the years, twists and t … [Read more...]


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