If you don’t direct your trust and love in one place, then you’re going to put it somewhere else.
The sin of certainty? It’s become popular to argue that a passionate conviction about God can be dangerous. But this overlooks the deep humility we can cultivate in a vibrant faith.
The controversies swirling around JK Rowling illustrate that fundamentalist thinking is not unique to the religious right.
People tend to seek information that affirms what they already think. But prophets are called to a very different task. And whether prophetic teaching is subtle or direct, the public reception is often sadly predictable.
Many believers have distanced from sacred conviction in order to be “neutral” researchers – without recognizing the alternative worldview they are embracing. There is a better way.
I sit down with Dan Ellsworth and a couple other friends (Meagan Kohler and Jeff Bennion) to discuss his article on “Exploring Conservative and Liberal Religion”.