I have to admit, for most Christians some of the things that my church adheres to and has held tightly to in the past are a little goofy.
I think that is what separates most North American churches, the goofy stuff. I remember once in high school I had an epiphany about faith prompted by something I had read in a book unique to our faith movement. I was so excited about it that I shared it with some of my friends who were Christian who summarily dismissed what I had found to be so profound. The hurt I experienced was strange, like I was rejected, me, not my thoughts, me.
That is a very clear memory of when religion, not faith, hurt.
- quote 120213 - December 2, 2013
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- Delbert Belton’s death was a tragedy because he was our neighbor, not because he was a vet - August 28, 2013
- Faith representations in my office - April 29, 2013
- I am not a gun nut - January 4, 2013
- The goofy stuff separates us - November 5, 2012
- Technology is an influence on my faith - September 24, 2012
- Generosity incarnated - August 31, 2012
- I am conflicted - July 23, 2012
- Seattle City Council thinks globally - May 30, 2012