Why does Christ heal one man of paralysis and warn him to “stop sinning”, and yet later he heals a blind man and teaches that infirmity is not the punishment for sin?
Ah, the silly father’s of the early church. So lost so confused. So sad. They really mucked up a lot of things for the rest of us from the very beginning.
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction?- Romans 9:22
This phrase still makes me pause, because I don’t have all that great of a relationship with the “fire and brimstone” God. God is love, not wrath.
But what then do we do with such a characterization of the Lord? Do we ignore it? Or do we mediate upon it until we can see the light of hope and love even within the darkest of passages.
I say the latter.
Newsweek’s Andrew Sullivan has declared a revolution has begun within Christianity. I couldn’t agree more. Walk away from the old, start something new.
The Spark has been set… I never in a million years would have thought that the “goodbye video” I made last Tuesday (about my choice to no longer be “Christian” and walking away from the church as it exists today) would have generated such a response. I have been put back on my heels a [...]
My attempt to explain why I haven’t been writing and what’s been going on in my head over the last 3 months.