Somewhere along the line, I picked up the idea that doubt was big, bad and scary. It sure would be nice to blame someone, but I don’t know who that would be. I don’t remember a conversation or a sermon or a specific church teaching. And even if I could blame someone, that might let [...]
I remember the first time somebody “got it”. They heard my thoughts on faith, doubt, belief and mystery and they understood. It was a magical experience. I didn’t feel crazy. Many times questioning is seen as challenging and is met with resistance. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s okay to question. It’s okay [...]
Questioning, by nature, causes people to think more deeply. When we ask questions, it spurs contemplation. Questions unlock thoughtfulness. Questions create intentionality. Questions must be followed by the seeking of answers. Even if answers aren’t found, the seeking is the point. Consciousness and the ability to reflect on our lives is humanity’s gift. It’s what [...]
We’re all in this together. We are the human tribe. We’ve all shown up on this planet without a roadmap. Side-by-side, we’re piecing together the answers to life’s big questions. Your journey is helpful to me. It encourages, it teaches, it challenges my understanding. My journey is helpful to you. We can compare notes, swap [...]
Some people don’t understand. That’s okay. They ask, “Why?” I wasn’t exactly sure for a while. And I still haven’t “nailed it.” But I have some thoughts. For thousands of years, people have asked life’s biggest questions. Why am I here? How did I get here? What is the meaning of life? What is a [...]
I’m glad I didn’t give in.
It’s a cheesy and overused metaphor, but it feels more poignant when you’ve seen the “Recalculating route…” message come up over your faith and life.