Avoiding theology

Most people do not want to be theologians.  There are the books that you are supposed to read, tons of them; there are the buzz-words, such as hermenuitics, ousia and salvation.  There is the Greek and the Hebrew, thrown in.  And in case you have not given up, there is the paradigmatic disagreement on the …

The time to honor

... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative.  In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, …

Holland

I am in Holland, now.  I am not quite sure what I am doing here, really.  I do not want to be an Israelite on the road complaining about what I once had in Egypt, but this is quite stale, at the moment.  I do not know the language, I do not know people, I do …

Church practice

My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church.  But this has been on hold, for me.  For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future.  And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, …

Organizing my books

I organized my books, today. I have about 200 books, across Christianity, Biblical interpretation, literature, commerce, philosophy, information systems and Spanish; mainly.  I have about 50 on a bookshelf, and the rest are in boxes. I do not like them in boxes. ... When my books are organised, I feel as though I am not missing, …

Not doubting

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 …