On Writing and Un-writing.

Everything we write must be written with the constant anticipation of un-writing. As religious people we are caught up in the ebb and flow of God. Of God who breathes creation one moment and then dest...

Red Herring

God is a red herring. I have, at several different points, found atheism attractive. I’ve tried it out, more or less earnestly, on a couple of occasions, but the truth is my world is not quite d...

Counting Blue Cars

I knelt in front of the minister, whom I’d sought out for this very purpose: to be anointed with oil and prayed over in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. By this I mean that I wanted...

Why Remain?

It’s a fair question. I have enough departures from “orthodox” Christianity that it won’t do for me to cry foul if someone wonders why I’m a Christian at all. This has pr...

Praise for The Human Faces of God

The Human Faces of God will shatter any honest reader’s preconceptions about the Bible and what it “says” and leave that reader with a stronger and better faith. This book is the mos...

Farther Along

So, I’m neck-deep in dissertation stuff. This is my life right now, besides grading papers. I’m taking notes for chapter 3, trying to sort John Howard Yoder’s The Politics of Jesus i...

What Do I Love When I Love My God?

I do not write, because I do not like to be held accountable. I do not write. Writing is an act of catharsis; who wants their catharsis to be plastered all over the virtual marketplace of ideas? Or wo...