In Pursuit of I Am

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” ―René Descartes

A Visit from the President

President Trump will be visiting Springfield today. There are multiple groups gathering to show up at the event. Some are there to support President Trump, some are there to protest him and his policies. Some people will be there to... Continue Reading →


“Anyone who gets to the end of their life with the exact same beliefs and opinions as they had at the beginning is doing it wrong.” -Sarah Bessey, Out of Sorts

Christ of Heaven and Hell

"Faith is not primarily about the doctrines in your head, but about who you trust to make you safe and give you abundant life." Brian Zahnd


My pastor told the following story yesterday in church: In a small town a few years ago an unmarried, young woman became pregnant. Her parents were devastated and kicked her out saying, "We cannot allow sin to live in our... Continue Reading →

“...approaching the truth affirmed by Christianity as some abstract, objective assertion to be tested, simply demonstrates that the questioner is approaching this query as a problem to be pondered, dissected, and solved, rather than a mystery to inhabit and be... Continue Reading →

Beyond a Theology of Terror

The Word of Life Church with Brian Zahnd: Beyond a Theology of Terror My thoughts on this podcast: Many of you, like me, grew up with or were first introduced to the Gospel with the message that God sent his son... Continue Reading →

What if the books in the Old and New Testaments had never been formally amassed into The Bible we have today? Could we still be Christians, even without the Bible?

Thought Experiment: Heaven

Imagine if tomorrow we found out conclusively, through divine revelation, that there was no heaven and there was no hell. Instead, after we die, we simply ceased to exist. Would you still be a Christian? Would there still be a... Continue Reading →

Peter Rollins: Atheism for Lent

  When was the last time you examined your beliefs? Some of you are thinking, "That's the whole problem; I can't stop examining my beliefs!" Others of you are thinking, "What do I need to examine my beliefs for? I know... Continue Reading →

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