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The Burden of Discernment

When I first became a Christian, I saw portentous signs everywhere. Unable to find a parking space? God was directing me elsewhere. Mysterious feeling when I see a person? God must want me to witness to them. A strong emotion during a song? God must have a special message for me. I saw meaning in… Continue reading The Burden of Discernment

How Relational Expectations Shape our Vision of God

For good or for bad, the relationships we have in our lives create our image of God. These include the important ones like our parents, spouses, and our friends and siblings. These interactions help us understand our value, how relationships work, and are the avenues through which we attach meaning.  For example, the very first… Continue reading How Relational Expectations Shape our Vision of God

Stifling Order or Cataclysmic Chaos: A Lesson on Institutions from Loki

“Stifling order or cataclysmic chaos” are the two options offered in the finale to Disney Plus’s new series Loki.This stifling order comes in the form of institutional reign with little regard to the individual needs of people. The alternative, however, with nothing in between, is the horror of anarchy. At least this is what the institution… Continue reading Stifling Order or Cataclysmic Chaos: A Lesson on Institutions from Loki