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I am the “Prayer Warrior” Who’s Having Trouble Praying

For as long as I can remember, my mom has called me her “prayer warrior,” which meant if a pet went missing, a relative was having a medical procedure or a friend were traveling on a trip that required flying... Continue Reading →

Scared of sacred texts? (Daring to look beyond the Bible…) Part 4

I’ve now talked about secondary and marginal Jewish and Christian scriptures, about the Hebrew Scriptures and their interpretations (also regarded as scripture by Judaism) and about the interpretative tradition in Christianity. There is one area left within “sacred texts” which... Continue Reading →

Scared of sacred texts? (Daring to look beyond the Bible…) Part 3

In parts 1 & 2 I talked firstly about scripture which was in one way or another secondary, either because it was not fully accepted by some churches, or because it wasn’t accepted by any of them any more, and... Continue Reading →

Scared of sacred texts? (Daring to look beyond the Bible…) Part 2

In part 1, I looked at some examples of what one might call “secondary scripture”, including the apocrypha (or deuterocanonical, which is a translation of “secondary scripture”) and a set of completely extra-canonical works which probably were “scripture” for some... Continue Reading →

Scared of sacred texts? (Daring to look beyond the Bible…) Part 1

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”, are the familiar words of 2 Timothy 3:16, written, probably, by a sincere follower of Paul borrowing his name sometime during the first century. You... Continue Reading →

What you seek is seeking you. ― Jalaluddin Rumi

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

My Spiritual Journey

From as far back as I can remember, I have identified with the underdogs. Growing up, I loved the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball). They were bad, and that made me like them all the more. It is a running joke that... Continue Reading →

Celebrating LGBT Pride Means Showing Love Actionably

The summer has become one of my favorite seasons because it offers lots of opportunities for me to show love for and towards people within the LGBT community at various Pride celebrations. As a straight ally, I’ve often felt like... Continue Reading →

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