As a non-theist, I got to thinking about faith as an extension of the very condition of being human. Now faith became more interesting, and more important.
Everyday faith has taught me that humanity is far more important than theology. And not only to me, but to the God of Jesus, who lingers with me as he gently restores my soul.
Jesus is the pre-eminent interpreter of scripture. And in one instance he injects one interpretive word into one familiar theological statement, and we still haven’t recovered.
At the heart of every aspect of faith lies paradox. The deeper you go, the more you’re going to be asked to hold things in tension.
Introducing the Reimagining Faith Series Something Old, Something New, Something Unexpected, Just for You
Over the next four weeks, I’ll be hosting some guest articles centered around the notion of Reimagining Faith. It’s my first foray into inviting others to write for this site, and I’m humbled to bring these people and what they have to say to you.
Does the system of religion have much to do with following Jesus? Here’s a confession from a recovering pastor about this very thing.
It’s not until recently that I’ve found a compelling result when I pray for others. And in a roundabout way, the practice changes me in beneficial ways.
I can do so much. We all can. As Whitman wrote, we are large and contain multitudes. But I realize there is something I cannot do. We cannot manufacture the will to love.