Radical Love Project

Telling the Truth

I want to talk about telling the truth. About the nagging feeling of really needing to speak what’s on your mind, or tell somebody off. I want to talk about whether truth is always a good idea. truth/beauty/love I take the idea that God is love very seriously. I have this idea that we have [...]

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connecting through curiosity

It seems risky to me, tagging some posts “how to love.” (This is the second, if you’re keeping track.) Preaching is not something I want to do, but talking about my favorite ideas is definitely something I want to do! I’m so excited about these ideas, and I haven’t quite figured out how to share [...]

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Person Centered Loving

There are certain ways of seeing the world that I just find juicy, delightful, delicious [...] this is about the power of love [...] The thing is, I'm convinced it's actually possible to love my neighbor, love my "enemies". I actually believe it's not just possible, but one of my favorite things, to love every person I have the opportunity to know. What do you think?

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the message

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

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C.S. Lewis on Love

I got this beautiful quote from Jessica Roye's blog. I don't want to comment; it speaks for itself. (The structure is mine. I hope Lewis wouldn't mind.)... "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung..."

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“what we believe”

If you're looking for something like the Nicene Creed, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. We don't subscribe to a list of "beliefs" that we think grant us some special status. When we say "believe" we mean that we have an idea...

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what should i do?

All our lives, people tell us what to do. If we’ve been to school, we’ve been told when to sit down and when to stand up, when to think about math and when to think about art, and, for crying out loud, when to pee! If we’ve been part of the church, we’ve been told [...]

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what the hell is “scripture”?

I don’t have any business talking about it, because I don’t know Greek and Hebrew and Aramaic. But it’s pretty clear to me that old-skool Christianity has bogged us down with some heavy burdens, in the form of words that only apply to The Church. I talked about this before in a post called repent [...]

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will the poor always be with us?

...really seem to crave freedom. If that's true, and especially if some folks choose to live outside, free of monthly obligations like rent and utilities, does that mean we don't have to worry about them?

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Old-school Christianity Sux Eggs

Jonathan Brink’s post, Just Tell Me How to Think, got me thinking. In it, he quoted some old-school Christian guy as saying this: “On the outside, it can sometimes appear that these “emerging churches” are just as orthodox as any other Bible-believing church. Online doctrinal statements and many sermons will sound no different from a [...]

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