Archive for March 2014

The truth is not Jesus

There are many idols prowling around our consciousness’ these days, and an even easier one to spot than belief is the truth. I know this sounds extreme and I will undoubtably get lampooned by some friends on this one, but the truth is not Jesus. But wait, Jesus said that he was the truth (Jn.…

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Radical Openness to What?

I ended my last post by suggesting that faith is a radical openness to what God is doing. I want to expand and elaborate on this point because it can be taken in any number of unhelpful directions. I want to take it in this one: Radical openness is not conceptual; it is not openness…

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The Creation of Idols

“Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything” – St. Gregory of Nyssa The difficulty in distinguishing faith from belief is immense. This is primarily so because of our post-Enlightenment penchant for conceptualization and rationality within the framework those concepts create. Yet for the present I will attempt to distinguish the concepts of faith from the…

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The Bible Is Not About Believing.

I left you all dangling a bit with the end of that post; so much so in fact that my mom emailed me to confirm that I still thought there was a God! Having assured her of that reality, I will offer up another initially offensive proposition: The bible never, not once, tells us that…

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The Saturday evening Post About Beer: Red Trolley Ale

Ever since I was introduced to this delicious amber ale it has been a constant source of desire for my beer drinking palate. Unfortunately, it is expensive ($10 a six pack on sale) and so I am constrained by my frugality from acquiring it more often. However, that did not stop me last week, when…

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