Opening to New Experiences (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 9)

“Do not measure yourself by how much road you have covered thus far; rather measure with your eyes set on how much more there is in front of you.” (Jeanne Guyon wrote this to her cousin François Fénelon) For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about things that influence our spiritual depth: a sense …

Just Wondering (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 8) 

  “God himself works in our souls, in their deepest depths, taking increasing control as we are progressively willing to be prepared for his wonder.” Thomas Kelly Speaking of “wonder,” I wonder a lot––mostly about God. I used to wonder if he existed, but since I got that settled to my complete satisfaction forty-five years …

Widening our Doctrinal Definitions (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 7) 

  “Theological reflection is a pilgrimage in which change should be celebrated, not feared.” Clark Pinnock We’ve been talking about deepening our walk with the Almighty, and certain attitudes we must cultivate if we want to explore “the deep things of God.” (See at the bottom of this post links to previous ones on the …

Way(s) to God?

There’s a difference between different ways to get to God and the different ways God uses to get to us. Since God has many ways to manifest himself to humans––none of which are on equal par with Jesus, who is The Way––we should learn how to affirm those manifestations wherever we find them and build …

The Weaponized Bible

“…the letter kills but the Spirit gives life…” 2 Corinthians 3:6 “Weaponize” is a newly coined verb that means, “to convert for use as a weapon.” A “Weaponized Bible” is a dangerous book used to justify many destructive and deadly practices. They weaponized the Bible in order to initiate and perpetuate the crusades They weaponized the …