Thursday, January 24, 2013

Something to Ponder

I borrowed these two quotes from Rachel Held Evans' blog. They really made me think about what I once believed.

“It’s right for God to slaughter women and children anytime he pleases. God gives life and he takes life. Everybody who dies, dies because God wills that they die.” 
– John Piper

“Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.” 
– Thomas Paine

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Reflection

Since I began this journey,  my desire to read and find more information "outside" the box has multiplied a thousand fold. I read more since 2002 than I read in the fifty years previous.
 What I have begun to notice lately is that my desire to read has been reduced significantly. It seems that I am not finding as many books that I really want to read. This may be due to the fact that I had read so precious little previously. I am not fully convinced that is the reason, however. I seemed to have reached a plateau; a place where I am content for the moment at least.
 I enjoy reading my favorite authors. I imagine I shall continue to read what they offer. My favorites are: John Shelby Spong, Bart Ehrman, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckart Tolle, and Marcus Borg. I do not limit myself to these. I also like to read Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Jim Palmer.
I  have experienced plateaus in the past; times when I simply am enjoying my life as it is presently. I don't worry about lulls. Sometimes I think they give us a chance to reflect on what has gone before. I look forward to whatever life has in store for me, knowing it will be another adventure in this thing we call life.