As soon as you said it, you wished you hadn’t. Maybe it was the subtle tightening of their body as they avoided eye contact and changed the subject, or their look of confusion as if they didn’t understand what you were asking (or how you could say that), or the immediate rebuttal as if what … Continue reading 5 Gifts of Doubt
When people ask me how I knew my husband was The One I usually reply with a simple, “I didn’t.” I knew I loved him, he loved me, he was a good man, I wanted to be with him, and there were no red flags so, after four and a half years of dating, (I … Continue reading 6 Reasons We Fear Doubt
It is good to question what you believe. It might freak your friends out. It might freak your pastor out. It might freak you out. But questioning what you believe is a good and necessary part of a maturing faith. A lot of our theology is absorbed uncritically from the world around us and not all of … Continue reading against the uncritical absorption of theology
"I have always known that God is a God of love. For God so loved the world, etc. I could recite the verses, sing the songs, speak the truth. But for a long time, I lived like he was a God of anger, disappointment, and disapproval."
We all have a unique way of looking at the world that is shaped by our culture, experiences, and whatever else we put in our brains. Your worldview shapes (and is shaped by) your understanding of who God is, who you are, and how those things relate