Tag: grace

The Way We Believe, Part 5: It Begins With Me

When did theology become about winning?

The Way We Believe, Part 4: What If I’m Wrong?

…the reality is that we are either moving forward, expanding, opening up, and growing, or we are becoming stagnant, contracting, closing off, and shrinking.

The Way We Believe, Part 3: Believing Jesus

What is it that Jesus asked his first followers, and in turn those of us who call this tradition home today, to actually do?

The Way We Believe, Part 1: Certainty and Fear

Perhaps how we believe is actually telling us (and others!) what we really do believe.

why i’ve changed: a few thoughts on growth and transformation

i can’t believe my son is six years old. it seems like just yesterday he was this tiny little human being who depended on us for everything. now, little by little he’s becoming more and more independent. just the other night we snuggled up…

Why do religious types [like me] have so much trouble with Jesus?

One of the things that people often point out in the Jesus story is the way the religious elites of Jesus’ day responded to him–to his teaching, his healings, his message about God’s Kingdom. Their continual posture toward Jesus and what he was doing…

The real question before our death…

Today is pretty full from start to finish, which means I won’t have time for a full post. So, instead, I want to share this quote from Henri Nouwen that has been challenging me lately. Here goes: “The real question before our death is…

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