First, a few things I feel compelled to include before I continue- 1. I feel zero resentment towards people who are religious. Zero. My qualms are with the system only. I think that is an important distinction and if I ever stray from that I hope you will let me know. 2. I don't want … Continue reading Church.com: Jesus and Doctrine According to Google
We were a few days into a week of Bible camp. I had helped lead a Bible class that morning. I was in high school. Outspoken. Zealous. Genuine. I had attended this camp for years, it was the same camp my parents attended when they were teenagers. Camp was my second home, the staff and campers … Continue reading I had one chance to show her Love. And I spent it debating theology.
O Great Creator, We are gathered together in your name That we may be of greater service to you And to our fellows. We offer ourselves to you as instruments. We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives. We surrender to you our old ideas. We welcome your new and more expansive ideas. We … Continue reading An Artist’s Prayer
One of the (many) perks of living in Nashville is the frequent opportunity to connect with the literary world in general and some of my favorite writers in particular. Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting in on a conversation between Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert at the Nashville Public Library Literary Award Public Lecture … Continue reading A Conversation with Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert
What is the #1, fundamental, foundational human need, more important than food, water, oxygen or even safety? Identity. Identity? Identity: Do I exist? Do I matter? Do I have value? Am I good enough? Who am I? I have been learning about identity since January. I see it everywhere now. I see it in every book, … Continue reading This word is changing lives. This word will change the world.