Articles of Religion 1. 210 "We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom and goodness..." Theologians like creating words to explain concepts that appear obviously biblical but aren't labeled in Scripture. These words can help us understand the truth of Scripture in ways we wouldn't … Continue reading The Omni-ness of God
I was a counselor at a Christian one summer camp during college. When my cabin of high school girls gathered after the evening rally and I asked them what "holy"meant. We had just finished singing about how holy God was and it occurred to me they might not understand what they had so passionately been declaring. My … Continue reading Both Holy and Loving
"I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God." (Is 45:5) "For this is what the Lord says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it...he says:“I am the Lord, and there is no other." (Is 45:18, emphasis mine) If you were to read Isaiah … Continue reading One Living and True God
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."