Stop Trying to Figure Out God's Will

Stop Trying to Figure Out God's Will

“God’s Will” is one of those terms thrown around so frequently and carelessly in Christian culture is has almost lost all meaning. Many people live with a constant anxiety that all their hardships, struggles, and pain are somehow being caused because they can’t figure out God’s Will, and that, if they could, it would make everything better. What if I told you God’s Will was already simply explained to us?

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Apology from a Straight White Christian American Male

Apology from a Straight White Christian American Male

I was born into a white middle-class class Christian Evangelical family. I was raised to believe in a culture war, the gay agenda, and the liberal “conquest” of science. I had grown out of most of it during my twenties, but this is not what I am apologizing for. I am apologizing that my evolution never translated into activism.

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Really, There Are Only Two Religions

Really, There Are Only Two Religions

Many atrocities have been committed recently, and throughout history, in “the name of God.” ...I have also struggled to understand how common beliefs lead some to seek peace, but also seem to inspire others to violence. At this point, I have come to understand that I have been looking at religion all wrong.

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Learning to Choose Between Our Two Natures

Learning to Choose Between Our Two Natures

The Soul of Peace is foolishness to the world, while the Soul of Violence seems wise. After all, people can hurt you. Why not protect yourself? People can take too much and leave you to starve. Why not take from them? In the end, one who chooses peace seems to be a fool as they are leaving themselves vulnerable. And you know what? They are right.

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Why Did Jesus Accuse Peter of Being Satan?

Why Did Jesus Accuse Peter of Being Satan?

Satan is the Father of Lies, and there is only one lie needed to cause our destruction: That we are separate. The Kingdom of Man is a kingdom of tribes, where we gather with those “like us” against those “not like us.” Nations, parties, clubs, gangs, and cliques are all a part of our “us vs. them” nature.

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Nothing is Unclean: Why We Are Told to Follow Our Conscience

Nothing is Unclean: Why We Are Told to Follow Our Conscience

While some people may hate the idea of being told what to do, there are others who love the safety of feeling like they are always doing the “right thing.”  This is why it is important to understand the theology of “no thing is evil,” because it is one of the most distinguishing factors of Christian spirituality.

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Red Shirt Effect - Why We Disregard Human Life

Red Shirt Effect - Why We Disregard Human Life

Our stories are full of deaths and violence which don’t bother us at all. This would, of course, not be an issue except that the same psychological process which keeps us apathetic to the death of another “Red Shirt” is the same process which we use to diminish human life in the real world.

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We Should Replace Tough Love With Humility

We Should Replace Tough Love With Humility

The truth is that our whole society is trying to learn how to love, be loved, and show love. In the meantime, we are still pretty bad at it. What we really need is humility to know that our love can never fill the needs of another. Isn’t that the whole point of needing Jesus Christ in the first place?

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