Brian vs. the Clear Reading of Scripture, pt. 2

I still remember when a man in the church divorcing his wife and marrying another was instant disqualification from ministry. Why were we picking on people whose marriage ended because of divorce? Because we followed the Bible. “For example, a man who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery. And anyone who marriesContinue reading “Brian vs. the Clear Reading of Scripture, pt. 2”

Brian vs. the Clear Reading of Scripture

I write for many reasons but one reason, and it’s not a little one, is so that my kids and their kids will understand how their dad got this way. They may or may not ever read this but their confusion won’t be because I didn’t try. And that’s not a bad thing. One thingContinue reading “Brian vs. the Clear Reading of Scripture”

Centered Set, take two

(Credo Friday is about posting reflections on my beliefs and the ways in which they shape me. These posts represent the things I believe at the time that I wrote them and the ways in which they are being worked out in my everyday life.) “We live in a world of evaluations, assessments, and measurements,Continue reading “Centered Set, take two”

Ordination (the process)

(Today is Credo Friday. The Credo entries are meant to give a glimpse into or an explanation of the things I believe. The things that shape me. The thoughts that lead to practices that form who and how I am.) It has been more than a week but I’m finally back for part two –Continue reading “Ordination (the process)”

Where Change Lives

Today is Credo Friday, when I try to post something that describes the state of things that I believe…the things that make me who I am. This week I posted a reply to a comment on someone else’s Facebook. Here’s what I wrote: I am amazed at the conviction that exclusion will lead to repentance.Continue reading “Where Change Lives”