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Re-Thinking Hellfire for a Christianity Without Insanity | Boyd Purcell

In religious literature, suffering and punishment in fire are symbolic of the spiritually corrective nature of metaphorical fire. A literal interpretation of the symbolism of fire is a major cause of fear, spiritual insanity, and spiritual abuse—especially spiritual terrorism, spiritual abuse in its most extreme form. But symbolism in The Holy Bible is bountiful, beautiful, […]

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God in My Head? | Josh Grisetti

The following is an excerpt from God in My Head, Josh Grisetti’s divine dialogue memoir with blunt comic undertones. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I was dead. In that moment, I knew I had overdosed. With all of the “downers” in my system, my heart rate must have […]

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What Is Christian Mysticism? | Matthew Fox | The Lotus and the Rose

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian minister sit down to talk? And not just any lama and minister, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as […]

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An Immanent God Meets Us in Our Pain: Science Mike & ‘Mystic’ Mike Mix it Up!

A few days ago, before the sold-out Evolving Faith Conference kicked off at Montreat, ‘Science’ Mike McHargue and I were able to grab an hour together to talk about some of our most vulnerable experiences with God, and how these encounters have impacted our approaches to life. We discuss the potent idea of panentheism – […]

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When You Quote the Bible At Me | Leatherbound Terrorism | Chris Kratzer

The following is an excerpt of Leatherbound Terrorism, Chris Kratzer‘s incisive and confessional memoir-manifesto about life in Christ after evangelicalism. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. If you are like me, when I was challenged in my biblical understandings, you aren’t convinced. At least, not yet, and perhaps […]

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