Just wanted to inform any readers I might still have here (I’ve been so negligent of this blog of late) that one of my old blog posts was revised and has just been published in a book edited by Travis Milam and Joel Watts (yes, that guy), called From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual […]
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Leela: Maybe there is a holy purpose. I don’t know what to believe anymore! The Doctor: Well that sounds healthy, anyway, Leela. Never be certain of anything: it’s a sign of weakness. from the episode, “The Face of Evil”
Faith is not belief, but a commitment to a belief (at least in its dullest form: for the Christian it should be a commitment to the Truth himself). Reason is for believing; faith is for living.
[Narration after discovering a mass gravesite of abducted children.] They said the birds refused to sing and the thermometer fell suddenly, as if God himself had his breath stolen away. No one there dared speak aloud, as much in shame as in sorrow. They uncovered the bodies one by one. The eyes of the dead […]
Recently I heard a Sunday School teacher of young children bubbling about how many catechism questions her children had learned that year; I should note that she was not bragging, since she doesn’t teach the catechism herself, but was commending the parents and children for their hard work because of how important it is for […]
The language of this poem by George Herbert, from The Temple (1633), while slightly archaic in spelling and vocabulary, is very readable, and I implore you to make the effort to read it. It beautifully describes my commitment to an informed faith that has had the effect of redirecting my focus away from things I’m […]
Becoming an atheist is not in the cards for me at this point. But if ever I find myself an atheist, here’s my pledge to you. I will not set up websites or troll others’ websites trying to get people to see why I lost my faith or why they should as well. I probably […]