The Strangest Pastoral Advice I’ve Ever Given

The Strangest Pastoral Advice I’ve Ever Given

“Try being an atheist.” That’s the strangest pastoral advice I’ve ever given. It wasn’t a joke or a trick either. A friend (not a church member) came to me for help because they were struggling with suicidal ideation. “What do you do if god hates you?” That was how...
Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed that he did not believe God played dice with the universe. As with all such pithy sayings from famous skeptics – especially ones that seem to reveal an unexpected feature of an internal landscape – a lot of people of faith have...