accepting the tension

I've discovered I'm very comfortable with the tension in religion. Up until now (and still a little bit), I've felt wishy-washy and unable to take a stand on issues. But I simply am comfortable in the tension. I understand both sides of the abortion issue. I think girls who are raped should be able to …

Brian McLaren…

Jesus was scandalously risky with his language.He held up a crooked steward as an example of the kingdom. He said that prostitutes would enter the kingdom before the Bible scholars.____________That's another problem with the modern view of sin: it wants to make everything simple, universal, uniform, black and white. Life isn't that simple, man. Sin …

Rob Bell…

I am not superpastor.I don't do well in an office nine to five.I jump out of my skin if I am in meetings too long.I am institutionally challenged.I had this false sense of guilt and subsequent shame because I believed deep down that I wasn't working hard enough. And I believed the not-working-hard-enough lie because …

sleeping…

i have a love/hate relationship with sleeping. i enjoy the relaxing fall asleep part. especially when i get to cuddle with my sweetheart. and i don't mind the waking up part because i usually can hop right out of bed and be ready to go. that comes from the jr. high jazz band practices at …