Creating a Good Life

At this stage on the journey, I’ve identified five core essentials I need to live a good life.

My Long Farewell to Traditional Religion (and What Remains)

Like some of the early followers of Jesus, I have doubted. A lot. This is my story.

Providing an Alternative to Toxic Religion

Toxic religion abounds in America today. People need an alternative.

Growing Our Souls Through Struggle

I wish we could grow and mature without pain and struggle. But that’s not the nature of human experience.

Rethinking the Metrics of Congregational Success

In a pandemic/post-pandemic world, what metrics should be used to determine congregational effectiveness and success?

Gunslinger Theology

At this point in my life and faith, knowing too little about God feels healthier than knowing too much.

Three Possible Paths for People Who Lose Traditional Faith

It’s no secret that large numbers of people are rapidly losing faith in traditional Christianity. For those who do, what are their options?

A Christmas Dream

For December’s post, I’d like to share a Christmas legend from Russia. It’s an adaptation of a short story by Leo Tolstoy.

Hurricanes, Holocausts, and Other Horrors: Three Theological Responses to Suffering

In the face of suffering some believers abandon faith, some defend faith, and some redefine faith.

The Benefit of the Doubt

I will never understand all the mysteries of God, nor do I need to. Instead, I only need to follow the call of Jesus to live a life of love. It’s as simple as that. And it is enough.