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The Good Socialist
And behold, a Bible professor stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, how does someone get eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And Jesus said to the professor, “You have answered correctly; do that, and you will live.” But the politician, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied; “A man was on going home…(read more)
Stories have been around as long as humans. Psychologically, we understand why we think in stories. We are social beings. In consciousness research, they call the stream of thought that you construct the life story you tell yourself “stream of consciousness.” We think in stories. For much of human history, stories played an essential role than just entertainment (they still do today). They acted as bodies of stories that people centralized their identity around. Stories explained nature, human ethics, social hierarchies, and, most importantly, the unexplained. Stories embody a culture’s values and worldview. The stories your people told you were…(read more)
God of the Unknown
God’s intervention in history and life is not necessarily through frequent, direct, or dramatic means but rather more like He stitches and weaves a thread with a few pregnant moments when He reaches in. Because He is writing a redemptive narrative through almost unnoticeable peculiarities, peculiarities are to be found on every page of Scripture. One of my most appreciated aspects of the Biblical canon is that it is real and messy while still carefully interconnected. That alone could potentially be an intentional declaration made by Scripture of a benevolent metanarrative we all move within. Perhaps it is. A similar…(read more)
About the writer
After spending nearly 15 years as a pastor, my life collapsed into alcoholism. After 3 more long years of darkness and mistakes, I was finally able to face myself and deal with my underlying issues. What began as a road to sobriety turned into an obsession to examine everything about me and become a healthy, productive, and fulfilled person.
Theology for me is still the study of all things created and uncreated: meaning everything. Philosophy, science, and psychology (really anything) have become more than subjects of interest but matters important to my life, figuring out my problems, and defining how I live. The study of Scripture has remained a strong passion and my studies have only continued.
What I have found is process of self-change as well as the ideas I’ve been wrestling with my entire life are also the same problems every other human has been trying to figure out.
This blog is meant to be an outlet for the thoughts and ideas that I’m continually processing through. It is also meant for anyone who might resonate with.