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The Church and Leadership Development

One of my developing ecclesiological theories is that the church, especially the liberal church, serves among its many purposes as the laboratory for being a whole, full, and religious human being.  The liberal congregation is the container, the laboratory where we are able to learn how to engage one another Read more →

Defining Religious Language: Good and Evil

Good and Evil are reflections of human perception, through a particular lens of human moral judgment. There is no universal metaphysical nature to Good and Evil. They do not equate to divine beings. They do not have metaphysical locations (i.e. Heaven and Hell). They do not inherently have divine nature. Read more →

Defining Religious Language: Atonement, Redemption, and Sin

I remember in the Baptist church I grew up in that, as Easter got closer, the sermons about sin would become more and more strident. We all sinned, or violated God’s laws for us… and it was only through the cross that we fallen humans could be redeemed from that Read more →