… sometimes we are closer to the truth in our vulnerability than in our safe certainties…” – from “Dawn,” Searching for Sunday Edited with BlogPad Pro […]
True faith—the kind that Jesus and the biblical heritage model—is not about having and holding on to certainty. Certainty comes and goes, but true faith recognizes and embraces the struggles, challenges, and doubts as normal and expected for the life of faith, which at the end of the day lead to greater spiritual depth.
Power never surrenders without a fight. If your entire life has been to live unquestioned in your position of power–a power that was culturally given to you, but you think you earned–there is almost no way you will give it up without major failure, suffering, humiliation, or defeat.
Richard Rohr Edited with BlogPad Pro […]
The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure;the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair;the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring:these are a few of the paradoxes we must hold as human beings.If we refuse to hold themin hopes of living without doubt, despair, and pain,we […]
“Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellowmen and I will tell you how much you have loved them.”–Helmut Thielicke via Richard Beck Edited with BlogPad Pro […]
Anyone who knows anything about healthy relationships knows direct communication is key. You can’t expect your spouse to read your mind, and you can’t build an effective partnership by beating around the bush in an effort to stick to unnecessary hierarchal roles.
Rachel Held Evans Edited with BlogPad Pro […]
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another) … There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see […]
The kingdom of God . . . and the nations of the earth . . . embody radically different values and reflect radically different orders of reality. The kingdom of God relies on the power of self-giving love while nations— even so-called “Christian” nations— rely on the power of coercion and the sword. For that […]
The false promise of the prosperity gospel is that we get to escape our humanity. We get to control how it goes. We get to rise above the herd. And, most damning of all, we get these blessings not because God sovereignly and graciously bestowed them upon us, but because we somehow got in on […]
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