I am a pastor's kid. But my parents taught me to ask questions, to search for answers and not to accept stupid ones. They also demonstrated that that search can be uncomfortable. The results may require that you change what you at one point believed, even held dear. Also, it is a good way to make others uncomfortable and even enemies (just ask Plato about that.) However, I have come to believe that the truth is worth the discomfort.
I deeply believe that the truth of this world is better than I can imagine. Therefore, the search for that truth, with all its discomfort and difficulty is a journey into greater light and life and joy.
I try to take nothing for granted, and to not reject possibilities out of hand.
One day I was reading Paul's letter to the Romans... where he declares, "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ...."
I realized that, if I'm honest with myself, I am ashamed of what I had come to understand the gospel is. But I assume that Paul was at least as smart as I am, and he wasn't ashamed of it. In fact, he was ready to die for it, live for it and he considered it the the most important and exciting thing in the existence of humanity.
It got me thinking, "I wonder what Paul was talking about anyway."
I want to explore, understand, enjoy and fully participate in this amazing thing called reality. Join me as I explore in search of a shameless gospel.