The Power of Why

I’ve found, though, that when people dismiss the question “why” on matters of faith, it tends to limit the experience. Those “trust and obey” traditions feel empty and deficient and entirely unsatisfactory. When the “why” is encouraged, though – or at least tolerated – the expansive nature of God and faith becomes real; the power and potential of the divine in the world seems limitless and worthwhile.

When it doesn't make sense

A familiar story has been on my mind today. It happened some time after the resurrection, John isn’t precise about dates. He tells us, though, that the disciples are sitting around and Peter stands up and says, “I’m going fishing.” I like to imagine what was going on in their…

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