When we think about Spirit, is it something that simply inspires us in our private lives, through provoking certain thoughts, ideas, or actions? Or do we see Spirit as something that might move us collectively in the larger spheres of our public lives and interactions?
One of the enduring challenges of Christianity over the past two millennia has been how to interpret and reconcile the various writings that make up the canon of scripture. The Bible simply is not as clear and straightforward as we’d often like to believe. Among the most vexing issues we face is how to make the theContinue reading “Sept. 28 Gathering — You have heard it said, but I tell you…”
What happens when we embrace uncertainty for is healing power, and reckless love becomes a way of life?
We tend to compartmentalize our lives in a number of different ways. Over the past century or so, Christianity seems to have become particularly obsessed with sorting out the sacred from the secular. In our effort to be “in the world but not of the world,” we have learned to isolate spiritual practices and personalContinue reading “August 17 Gathering: Sacred vs. Secular — Two worlds in tension or one world in grace?”
Does faith in the Bible necessarily mean we must reject the findings of science? Is the Bible meant to be an accurate description of the history of earth and humanity? Do we have to abandon our faith to embrace scientific evidence of origins? Or, is there a place where faith and science intersect, and revealContinue reading “August 3 Gathering: Science & Faith: Mutually exclusive or inclusively mutual?”