an honest assessment of how we read the bible…

I talk about the Bible a lot. So, it stands to reason that I also hear people talk about the Bible a lot as well. One of the phrases I hear often in such settings is some variant of the following: "I just believe the Bible." or "I'm just telling you what the Bible says." … Continue reading an honest assessment of how we read the bible…

Rainn Wilson and staying focused in a culture with a short attention span…

Just the other day on the wild and wonderful world of Twitter, Rainn Wilson [Dwight of 'The Office' fame] posted the following tweet: What do we want!? Justice!! When do we want- Oh look Anthropologie's having a sale!! I think this tweet is an insightful critique of where we find ourselves in the 21st century. … Continue reading Rainn Wilson and staying focused in a culture with a short attention span…

What kind of God?

In his book, The God We Never Knew, Marcus Borg says the following: "Our images of God matter. Just as how we conceptualize God affects what we think the Christian life is about, so do our images of God.  Ideas (which include both concepts and images) are like families: they have relationships. How we image God shapes … Continue reading What kind of God?