Faith makes mountain’s tremble.
That’s what the spiritual master said. “For sure, I tell you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to over there,’ and it would move Read more
Today I was asked, “How do you define faith?”
I’m not sure you can. Isn’t it a little like trying to define God? Whatever you say about God is either wrong or woefully insufficient. Which is why, Read more
Faith: What is faith?
Content? Doctrines of our church?
The stuff you believe? The stuff we believe?
What the Church believes? What our church believes?
Your beliefs? Their beliefs? Our beliefs?
The 6th century Greek philosopher named Xenophanes wrote: “If horses had gods, they would look like horses.”
Explains why I grew up thinking of God as this big dude (a bigger Read more
Faith! What is it? How do I live by faith?
These are two of the questions that I am constantly asking myself. The word faith is, Read more
All structures…foundations…all pillars of faith….in other words, all beliefs are uncertain, temporary, and they are not…I repeat…they are not the source of authentic faith…
…if authentic faith is what you seek.
Faith is authentic…genuine…most real…when it has Read more
Why am I so seldom satisfied with where I am?
Why does over there always appear more enchanting than right here?
Why is it that I look forward to vacation…make plans…detailed plans…imagine the fun, the relaxation I’m going to Read more
I was born with a “W H Y” chromosome which is why I’ve been asking questions all my life. Unfortunately, many religious people are threatened whenever you question faith. But, my own opinion is, until you question your faith, Read more
On the Pathway…But, To Where?
It’s today’s buzzword, isn’t it? Pathway…Journey…People speak quite frequently these days about being on the path…or, on the journey.
But, to where?
For some Christians, it is a journey to heaven.
Really? Is that Read more
“Doubt is no more disbelief than questions are compromise” (from, The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God).
Until you question your faith, you have no faith. It is true, however, you might have beliefs. Read more
Here’s a thought for consideration on this bright new April morning in spring.
In Harvey Cox’s book The Future of Faith, he references a statement to this effect:
“If we love God, even if we think God might not Read more
I’m looking out the window on a flight from Louisville to Atlanta where I’m helping a congregation redefine its understanding of mission and then recast a vision for their future.
I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of faith. What Read more
It abounds everywhere, doesn’t it? Religious people use the word faith so much, you would think they actually knew something about it. Like a person who regularly drives a car, as I and perhaps you do as well or Read more
I do not know who said it but it is full of wisdom: “I envy the tree, how it reaches but never holds.”
For as long as I can remember, something in me has reached for the heavens. I’d Read more
Pam and I had lunch yesterday at a little restaurant in old Louisville. We were discussing the condition of a friend and family member in a nearby hospital whom we were going to see following lunch. His condition had Read more
Saint Paul’s words used to trigger a reaction in me. “How can I give thanks for everything? There’s so much that’s wrong in this world.” So, I would spend a great deal of time explaining to myself, and anyone Read more