Having participated in celebrating a milestone of a congregation’s ministry, I find myself questioning the validity of being “faithful.” It genuinely seems like such a simple word/concept, you might wonder at my capacity to grasp it. Yet, since that celebration, I have encountered the word in enough ways that I continue to circle back to the question, “What does it mean to be faithful?”
Christian faith asks questions, seeks understanding, both because God is always greater than our ideas of God, and because the public world that faith inhabits confronts it with challenges and contradictions that cannot be ignored. It is my hope to offer some information and insights in response to questions about God, the Bible and faith, that will add to the conversation without offering set, absolute answers. Please feel free to communicate any additional questions or your own experiences, comments, responses and insights as they relate to the questions taken up here.
In a recent conversation, a question arose around the topic of Baptism. More specifically, the question touched on the issue of possible re-baptism, and whether or not such an action would incur God’s displeasure and potentially judgment.
I recently took some time and effort and applied it to several drafts of posts that have lain dormant for too long. They are all in various stages of finality.
In the meanwhile, I have pulled together some shorter pieces that were previously written for other media. My intent is to redeploy them here, in slightly modified form. Hey! Its an easy way to create and offer content with minimal effort, or so I hope.
As always, thanks for your patience if you have stuck through this 2-month hiatus, and thanks for any engagement or insights you wish to share in response to any of the items presented here.