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.
In general, humans don’t like change. It can be painful and trying. In fact, we hate it. But sometimes, no matter how painful, we need change. Even if we can’t fully understand the reasons why at this moment. And now I present a really strained metaphor that I will insist on using throughout this piece: [...]
A Look Back: Let’s review what we’ve covered so far: God loves us all. God’s salvation is for all. Salvation frees us from death and the fear of it. And this empowers us to fearlessly live and act in this world towards the manifestation of The Kingdom of God? Correct. Then, I suppose the next [...]
The Fear Doctrine: Individual Salvation The greatest perversion of God’s love, word and grace is the doctrine of individual salvation. Instead of teaching the biblical principles of radical and final grace for all (which are key to transforming our lives from self-centered fear-inundated creatures of the world, into fearless God-centered disciples of The Kingdom of [...]
Our modern society is a mirror. A mirror of our souls as a people. A mirror of our souls before God. And what does our reflection show? A society full of lines of demarcation, self-imposed separations between those who are “clean or unclean”, “cool or uncool”, “rich or poor”, “gay or straight”, “male or female”… [...]