Why Suffering Yields Newness

Why Suffering Yields Newness

I haven’t met many people who like suffering. If anything, our frailty, pride, and sense of self seeks to avoid suffering. But maybe the willingness to alleviate and evade all suffering at all costs is misguided. I’ve been thinking a lot about newness, new...
Confession of a Recovering Pastor

Confession of a Recovering Pastor

Does the system of religion have much to do with following Jesus? Here’s a confession from a recovering pastor about this very thing.

The Will to Love Something I Can't Do

The Will to Love Something I Can't Do

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.

Now What?, or Post-Easter Blues?

Now What?, or Post-Easter Blues?

The day after Easter Sunday sometimes feels like one of those “Now what?” moments. It’s similar to that possible let-down feeling the day after Christmas. All the celebration and joy and yada yada was great; but now what do we do?

Non-theistic: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 6

Non-theistic: Becoming “Non” for Lent | Week 6

Why in the world would we ever want to become non-theistic during one of the most obviously theistic seasons of the liturgical year? To such a natural question I would respond with another question: Why have we not done such a thing more often?

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