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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 is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

“Endlessly Forking Paths”

  4 3 2 1 is best described with the narrator's words used to categorize a novel within the plot--"a parable about human destiny and the endlessly forking paths a person must confront as he walks through life."  That person in this epic novel... Continue Reading →

Diving In(to the Wreck)*

I’ve always taken religion very seriously, and that’s probably how I ended up spending a third of my life as a staunch atheist.   As a kid, I swung between abject fear that I had committed the unpardonable sin (for... Continue Reading →

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, begins in the midst of the heat and chaos of the Cultural Revolution in China. Revolutionary groups battle each other in the streets, a young fighter is shot and falls to her death from... Continue Reading →

Recommended Reading and Hacks for Bibliophiles

One of my favorite things to do is to lend books to people and then pester them about those books. I once went to hear Christopher Moore* speak about his latest release, and I happened to see a German colleague... Continue Reading →

Live (and Love) Dangerously (Like Jesus Did)

A couple years ago at about this time of year, I stumbled upon Don Cupitt’s 1984 BBC series “Sea of Faith” on YouTube, while researching some philosophical topic or another. I wasn't searching for any scholarly reason since I have only an... Continue Reading →

Methodists, Baptists, Guitars, Books, and Love

When I was training for ministry, as part of a course called ‘Transformative Pastoral Practice,’ we were asked to map our stories of care. The idea was to identify key moments that, or people who, had helped shape our working... Continue Reading →

How to be Happy

Like any good American suburban mother, I am in a book club.  Thankfully, unlike many I have been a part of in the past which were simply not-so-subtle excuses to get a gaggle of women together to drink wine on a... Continue Reading →

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