The strange thing is that I grew up in the church. When I was a sr. in high school, I was pretty much the only “church-going” kid in my whole class. I was a good kid and I didn’t really get in trouble.
I ended up going to Bible college. Why? I look back now, and I think I just went because I didn’t know what else to do. In some ways, I can see how that experience contributed to my formation; not least of which would be the fact that’s where I found Holly. And I will be the first and loudest to say that I am blessed beyond reason for her.
If I had it to do all over again, I might not have gone to college at all and definately not right after graduation and probably not to a Bible college.
I know a lot of people that spend all of their time reading about, discussing, debating, contemplating theology. Theology- The study of the nature of God and religious truth. I don’t see the point. I’m getting to the place where the nature of God is simply love and that truth was truth whether it wears a religious tag or not. I mean really, does all this theological debate and study engender “faith like a child”?
There used to be a time when I would argue to death a theological belief that I held strongly with somebody else who thought differently. Now, it seems to me that an argument like that is not only unknowable and completely un-winnable, but completely worthless in terms any thing of real value. If anything, that kind of argument causes outsiders to shake their heads in disgust at the futility and irrelevance of our pursuits.
Just another reason, that if it weren’t for New Springs (now) I think I’d be taking a long, complete break from christendom.
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