“We all want to be humble, lifelong learners. Who among us, though, wants to be truly humbled by learning? Such is the call for those who seek to follow in Jesus’ way. We are most truly disciples in a 'biblical sense' when we are actively learning."
“Our calling is not to conjecture and speculate about what’s next. Our calling is to care and cure what’s here and now. The former is grounded in fear, while the latter is grounded in love.” -Brennan
“I consider heaven and hell to be real…When I hold my daughter in my arms and she lets out a huge laugh. That’s heaven. But when a mother, seeking refuge from violence, has her son ripped from her arms, who is then lost by the United States Government. That’s hell on Earth.” -Colin
“When I am unable to do justice. When I am unable to love kindness. When I am unable to walk humbly and seek out the cause of the widow and orphan. When my assemblies are worthless, and my offerings are meaningless. When I fail God. I need to acknowledge the failing on my part, seek forgiveness, and offer repentance, then, God’s divine love can shine through the dust I kicked up, because God’s grace has room for all our failings.”
So, is God real? My answer is… I hope so. And maybe that answer; maybe the feeling of hopeful longing or the discipline of willing learning is what this faith thing is all about. Not the assurance of certainty. But the assurance of a beautiful question worth exploring with people you love.
"Depending on the ethical code, one can truthfully say, ‘good people can be white supremacists.’ That’s how flexible ethical theories can be. But it cannot be said truthfully that Christians can be white supremacists.” Colin P. Elliott
“When deep joy or sorrow arises, or even such large scale injustices as we are witnessing today, I know that I will have resources to draw upon and a community of people in which to trust and turn.” Brennan Blue