From Fear to Faith

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 […]

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The Fourth Doctor on certainty

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”

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on belief without doubt)

“And if any man yet say that, because of my lack of absolute assurance, I have no right to the sacred post [i.e. as curate, parish priest),–Let him, I answer, who has been assailed by such doubts as mine, and from the citadel of his faith sees no more one lingering shadow of a foe–let […]

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on choosing Christianity despite uncertainty)

“All I now say is, that in the story of Jesus I have beheld such grandeur—to me apparently altogether beyond the reach of human invention, such a radiation of divine loveliness and truth, such hope for man, soaring miles above every possible pitfall of Fate; and have at the same time, from the endeavour to […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Why are you an inerrantist?

If I were to ask you why you believe in inerrancy, would you answer with any of the following? 1) The Bible affirms that it is inerrant. 2) It’s a logical inference from other things I believe (e.g. about God’s perfection). 3) Without a perfect record of divine revelation, anything goes. What’d be the point? […]

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

How to teach our children to write in pencil

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 […]

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Tough love for my fellow post-Evangelical Christians

Over a year ago I started a closed, hidden Facebook group for a few of my friends and me so that we could share links and discuss issues swirling around our rejection of inerrancy. It was an experience of much empathy and encouragement that most all of us really appreciated. Then around the time my […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012