We need to talk about sexuality. In a religious context, in our churches, we need to talk about homosexuality, heterosexuality, and sexuality in general. We need to talk about because to have these kinds of conversations (the difficult ones) is basic to what it means to be a part of a church community.Read More
In many ways faith is about world-building. We are not creating the world we live in, but offering explanations and descriptions for why the world is as it is. We start with certain assumptions and shared beliefs like the belief in the existence of God and that this God is love. Such a assumption shapes our view and experience of the world. From there we try to make sense of our experiences, we try to explain the dissonances, and we try to understand the world in which we dwell based on those assumptions.Read More
To what end? To what end do we do what we do? To what end do we take on certain actions, tasks, and responsibilities? To what end do we follow different avenues of life?
While these may seem to be philosophical, existential questions that one muses on after times of deep, prolonged thought, I would also describe them as questions of economics, of gathering and earning, and concerning money.Read More