Below is the final newsletter page I composed as a reflection upon my resignation from parish/congregational ministry. I had an idea of what I was being called to, but with an undetermined location.
Once again, I have to confess a level of inferior commitment to this space. It’s not like “nothing” has been happening. As I look over the screen, it shows I have (11) draft-posts, various thoughts in a wide array of completeness. Yet, this blog has not lived fully up to its much-touted (by me, in the very first post) name. It has recently contained no pedaling/cycling stories or info, no metal/music-related observations, and, if it weren’t for the re-use of previously written material, the “pastor” part would even be questionable.
This particular post, yes, this one right here before your eyes, will serve the task of drawing me back in, at least a little.
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.
“Why do some people feel it is OK/acceptable to not read the Bible?”