Each week I'm rounding up some of the best in stress-free theology around the Internet. The point of this is to invite a little more freedom into your faith, and encourage you to take some risks in how you think about God--what you find when you relax and ask some critical questions might surprise you! I have often felt like I am walking on eggshells when talking about God with others, worried that someone will tell me I'm doing it wrong. Guess what? You're not doing it wrong! Your questions are holy and good, and are from God. So ask away!Read More
This blog update (overhaul? restart? all of the above!) has been a long time coming. It feels good to be back.
We stumble through this life and are blessed with grace over and over and over again until we find some solid footing. And sometimes that solid footing slips out from under us before we even have a chance to grab hold and steady ourselves and pull ourselves up to the next place.
So I'm choosing to stumble through life as a progressively-liberal yet traditionally-minded Christian with you, here, in this space. I'm certainly not an expert in theology, but I sure do ask a lot of questions! That means I love any space where questions are encouraged, where the "right answer" is actually more questions, and where black and white is left at the door. So this will be that space.
Let's do this together, over a good cup of coffee and some homemade banana bread.Read More
The longer I stayed in that bookstore, the more I could focus. Have you ever had a physical reaction to God's word or a physical feeling during prayer? That is what this ache was, and when it lifted there in that bookstore, the most incredible peace started creeping in to the corners of my headspace.
God had called me back to Him.Read More
Each week, I plan to come here to round up the best in what I'm calling stress-free theology: the kind of writing that makes you dig your toes in the sand and get practical in thinking about the stuff we gloss over in Sunday School without getting jargon-heavy or requiring knowledge of Aramaic. Stress-free theology is a tool in our toolbox for insight into life's most pressing questions, because you don't have to have a PhD to learn about God, just an openness to answers in unexpected places.Read More