Are we living by faithfulness or are we living by faith? Such a question not only confused the Jews, but it sometimes confuses us today. We can choose, for example, to be faithful, to be outwardly trustworthy and denominationally loyal. We can decide to be disciplined. We can motivate ourselves to moments of perseverance and prudence. These are all part of rational religious believing—and an essential part for all of us.
But such faithfulness… Continue reading
My worship experience in two distinctly different church practices and decades of Christian reading have freed me in a really remarkable way. They have brought me to a purpose in my writing that is, hopefully, not unlike what C. S. Lewis was describing in the preface of MERE CHRISTIANITY (xii). He explained that he was not offering “an alternative to the creeds of existing communions” but rather “a hall out of which doors open into… Continue reading