Big Noisy God

We’re being told that God can’t really be known, doesn’t act, and may not even be present except in a place that mystics call “the silence.” This handout documents various sources of that teaching, which is refuted by showing that God has done some of his best work with the volume turned up! Get it here.

Christian Goddess Worship

abstract female statue

This article about goddess worship tells of an ecumenical conference (clear back in 1993!) where they invoked the goddess Sophia. “Communion” emblems were milk and honey, not bread and wine. This piece describes a Lutheran church that does goddess worship. The idea is that goddess worship relates to equality for women, but for some reason they also see the need…

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The Church—the Ultimate Escape Room

escape game family photo

It was my first experience in one of those escape rooms. There were eight of us, including my grandkids, with an age range from 8 to 68. We had one hour to solve the puzzle that would stop the “Runaway Train.” What a wild experience! Even in the middle of the frenzy, I was astonished at the various contributions from…

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A God Problem?

smiling black woman

A friend I’ll call Meeka is a sassy black lady. She’s the rare type of person who can speak her mind bluntly and get away with it. Very open about her faith. One day a friend said, “Meeka, I don’t get how you just talk, sorta face-to-face, right to your God. I could never do that with my God.” Meeka…

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“He Never Failed Me Yet”

Gospel Choir

To drive away the darkness, I sometimes read Scripture out loud (and have advised friends to do the same). But if you feel even too oppressed to do that, turn on some black gospel music—real loud. I love this rendition of “He Never Failed Me Yet.” But at some point, I noticed a nuance in the words that I hadn’t…

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