Christian Spirituality

The three-letter word that causes wars

The truth of God is the truth of God. In order to communicate, share, and pass on the revealed truths of God, we are compelled to give those truths form and structure: a process of worshipping, an organization, a book. Ultimately, inevitably, a religion.

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Seven ways Christians blow it

Hi, guys. I suddenly got crazy busy this morning, and so did not have time to finish the post (about old people) that I’d planned to publish here today. I did, however, spend a few hours this morning writing a piece for our Unfundamentalist Christians blog over on Patheos. If you’d like to read that […]

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To the would-be Christian not quite feeling it

In the comments section of my last post, To A Gay Anti-Christian Who Suddenly Converted, something beautiful happened. It started when long-time reader (and always awesome commenter) Jill wrote this:

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To a Gay Anti-Christian Activist Who Suddenly Converted

A friend of mine is a gay artist who, up until a few days ago, was a tireless and fairly high-profile opponent of Christianity. His world recently changed when he realized that, despite his “hard-won atheism,” he was rapidly becoming a Christian. “I’m sitting here listening to Jars of [bleeping] Clay and weeping,” he wrote me. […]

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Like playing God’s symphony on one string of an out-of-tune violin

I got this in, and just couldn’t resist sharing it with you. I just love the spirit of this letter, don’t you? 

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When the passion for God passes

Dear John: What are the best things to do when you feel far from God, besides praying and reading the Bible? I’ve been going to church my whole life, but it was three years ago when I actually asked God to be my personal savior. I used to be on fire for God—but lately, within […]

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