Content warning: This post contains a photograph from a Westboro Baptist protest which is used as an example of what not to do. It contains language which is offensive. Over a decade ago, while I yet called myself a Christian, I was onto something good: a realization that homophobic protests and otherwise aggressive "evangelism" were … Continue reading Missing the Point
Christianity is fascinating. The stories of the Bible, the miracles and teachings described throughout? It's endlessly curious, with more nuance than it is often given credit for, particularly among my fellow unbelievers. Far too often, unbelievers pick up on caricatures of Christianity -- shallow exaggerations or distortions that can be easily mocked in textbook examples … Continue reading A Tale of Two Worldviews
In responding to a user's search, I look to the Bible to determine whether God will ever give us more than we can handle.
I once wanted to become a preacher. I believed so fervently in the Bible that the thought couldn't escape me that the more I learned about it, the more I should share what I learn with others. It felt only natural. (Or supernatural, as it were.) My church gave me a few opportunities to preach, … Continue reading Christianity Needs a Preacher
I was once a fervent Christian til a moral crisis robbed me of my faith; years have passed, but I realize now that in my unbelief, God was always faithful, waiting patiently for me to return.