The first time I heard the saying, “Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted”, it was in seminary. I heard it from a cohort leader who said it in a way that led me to believe that she made it up. She never said she made it up. But, that was her response, when I … More The Comfort Paradox
Fear and God. For a long time those two words seemed not to go together for me. After all, in the book of 1 John we are told “God is Love” and despite how we tend to think of hate as love’s opposite, anyone who has ever loved knows that is inaccurate. Fear is actually … More The Privilege of Fearing God
In a facebook discussion, the question, “what is real?” came up. The context was in regard to the reality of idealized experiences or what we actually experience in the the world. We were also discussing how the survival mentality affected one’s experience of reality. The response I came up with is below. Sometimes when these … More What Is Real?