I am finding that many things I was taught were dangerously one-sided and served to uncritically reinforce the views I was given. But when I add additional history to my understanding, I am forced to pull back from many conclusions and doctrines and political understandings.
Perhaps the truest test of a relationship is what happens when one of the people changes. It’s also the best chance to learn and grow.
Deconstruction is causing a sharp reaction in church circles. It’s as if faith has become a form of works. It’s paradoxical that not being unquestioningly faithful to what we were taught reveals a works-like tendency, among those who otherwise believe in justification by faith and not works. In those circles, apparently one must be “faithful enough” to remain saved.
If God is in control, then maybe I should stop trying to get out of a situation, and instead ask Him what He wants me to get out of it.
I’ve discovered that once you kick out some cinderblocks from a faulty foundation, many other previously-stable things tend to be disrupted as well. And maybe that’s not a bad thing.
Hello, world. 2020 and 2021 have been a challenge for everyone. To me, the process felt like a refining, like living through a crucible experience. Many things in my life were burned away. Many choices had to be made about what really matters. Gold cannot be refined in a crucible […]