I don’t care if I’m a Christian

I don’t exactly know how I tripped into friendship with Jesus. Was there a catalyst? Probably a few. All I really know is that after I read the gospels, I couldn’t stop thinking about Jesus. He felt extremely disturbing, in a way that was attractive, beautiful, and somehow familiar. That sense haunted me until I … Continue reading I don’t care if I’m a Christian

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With whom are you crucified today?

If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23-24 There are a variety of calls to be “crucified with … Continue reading With whom are you crucified today?

The Secret of Jesus: Against Imperialist Christianity

“A miracle,” says one, “would strengthen my faith.” He says so when he does not see one. Reasons, seen from afar, appear to limit our view; but when they are reached, we begin to see beyond. (Pascal, Pensées) Luke and Matthew’s accounts of Jesus’ birth are in many ways documents of ‘glory’. In the Nativity … Continue reading The Secret of Jesus: Against Imperialist Christianity

Quaker Non-Theism and the God of Pascal

Originally posted on the summeroflove85.wordpress.com, the blog of Ben Wood from Britain Yearly Meeting Our Modern Contradictions In recent discussions of non-theism within Britain Yearly Meeting, one theme keeps on resurfacing. Many Friends tell me that they find themselves to be “non-theist” simply because they can no-longer accept what they think traditional God-language entails- a … Continue reading Quaker Non-Theism and the God of Pascal