If Christ Has Not Been Raised

One axiom that I hear all the time is that if the Bible is false, or is not self-evidentially true, or there is no God, or there was no resurrection, that we are wasting our time, and we might as well...

Belief in the Immanent Frame

There’s a riveting scene in the film Amadeus where Salieri, deeply envious of Mozart’s talent, is so angry at God that he removes the crucifix from his wall and burns it in the fire, swea...

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the 20th Century by Tripp York Wipf and Stock / $17.00 US (list) [Amazon] [Wipf and Stock] The publication of Tripp York’s Livi...

Fringe Faith

I resonate with the identity of Religion at the Margins – the fringe, the heretics, the outliers. And I have a penchant to like underdog views, and underdog composers in music. If I was more int...

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...