What do you say to someone who has gone through hell itself? Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. You witness. And you mourn.
Peter Enn's new book is simultaneously entertaining and thought-provoking. Herein, I reflect on how Enn's book informs a Latter-Day Saint perspective. #harperonepartner #wisebible #howthebibleactuallyworks
When I'm not an engineer, I want to be a theologian-philosopher-writer. I delved into my collection of ante-Nicene Church fathers this week.
I first encountered Stephen Peck on an LDS Perspectives podcast entitled A Religion of Both Prayers and Pterodactyls. The interview conducted by Laura Harris Hales dealt with the intersection of science and religion and how Peck, a scientist himself, reconciles the two. I added several of his books to my reading list, including A Short... Continue Reading →
I discovered Nikolai Berdyaev as a regularly cited source in the works of Terryl Givens (others I have found include Elie Wiesel and Julian of Norwich. Givens has given me a whole bibliography of spiritual writers I have yet to get to!). Berdyaev was officially a Russian Orthodox Christian who wrote both before and after... Continue Reading →
Rating: 5/5 stars I originally found Stages of Faith on a Tumblr post a few months ago, and the systematic approach to faith development immediately sparked my interest. When I additionally found that a speaker at the annual Northstar conference (a venue for Latter-Day Saint LGBT individuals to interact and reflect on the intersection of... Continue Reading →
In connection with my book review of James Fowler's Stages of Faith, I have included his summaries of each faith stage here. You will find that they are organized into a brief description, an emerging strength, a limitation or danger, and a sign of transition to the next faith stage. Stage 0: Undifferentiated faith. The... Continue Reading →
I love to read a wide variety of books, but I was debating whether to include them up on the blog here. I thought that I would try it and see how it goes from here. I know a ton of people don't read my book reviews wherever I post them, and the blog doesn't... Continue Reading →