Doubt and Dandelions

To borrow from Duy Anh Nhan Duc, under the apparent fragility of doubt there is a vigorous and skillful soul that is untamed, free and wild. The church would do well to recognize this and find a way to be comfortable with it.

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Thoughts from psalm 1

We’ve tasted the life giving results of loving and being loved, of caring and being cared for, of forgiving and being forgiven, of accomplishing things, of reaping the fruit of good decisions and of hard work. We also know the feeling of death and destruction when we let our anger boil over, when we lie or when our lives become a complicated web of ill informed and stubborn decisions, broken relationships and aloneness.

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I’m gonna show you crazy

If it’s crazy to question and to doubt and if it’s crazy to change your beliefs (or some of them, little or small) even when it’s quite different from what you previously held to be true and might be contrary to your church community or church denomination’s preferred beliefs and if it’s crazy to be your true self as you journey and navigate life, well, ok then, I’m gonna show you crazy.

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The church is not an essential service

Is the church an essential service? How can it be? The church is not a service or a consumer product. The church can be of service but it is not in and of itself a service.

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All Things New

Who isn’t interested in renewal? In second chances? New opportunities? For broken things to be restored? For things to be perfect. For life to feel like we’re hitting that bullseye every single time.

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