I am astounded at how little we (the church) hear of God's long-term plans, and of esteem (appropriately understood) of our identity. We should be in a community where such conversation and esteem of one another is common place. I think people - and in particular, people outside the church, may well fear the implications. But, … Continue reading A community to believe in.
When entering deeper faith, something happens, where the heart is raised, and the mind and the body respond - ... But then something, doubt, comes. It's a counter. And faith feels undesirable. And before you realise, you are out of that perfect place of faith. And then the place of faith seems unattainable, even though it … Continue reading Not doubting
What is reasoned endeavor, or endeavor with reason? As though, there is a purpose, to reason. An inspiration met with reason and dedication. Who is Stanley Hauerwas? In Stanley's autobiography, I respected his theological endeavor. Soon into his academic career, he approached theology with a strong and clear motivation - as of a bricklayer, building … Continue reading Endeavor and friendship. On Stanley Hauerwas’ memoir.
Sometimes, a ramble is worth listening to. Or reading. There are people out there, who are wondering, "what's next?" There are people, who want to know what to do. There are people who feel so disoriented by the state of the world, that they do not know what to set their mind to: there is … Continue reading The appearance of things