Elemental Season 1 - End of Week 3
May 27th, 2023
Deconstruction - how you take your faith apart matters (deconstruction, tools of deconstruction, inspiration, interpretation, what can we really know, epistemology)INTROThe following is a guide to hel...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 20
May 26th, 2023
So is this really a question of truth, or is it a question of what you can know and what you can’t know? Or is it a question of what is possible to know, or is it something else? The philosophical ana...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 19
May 25th, 2023
This is a fair question. If the biblical narrative is not as simple as we have perhaps been led to believe, how can we really know what is happening in the Bible at all? This is one of the reasons we ...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 18
May 24th, 2023
So why can’t we just say that we believe what the Bible says and that we live our lives according to it? Wouldn’t that simply make things a bit easier? Yes, of course, it would.But unfortunately, that...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 17
May 23rd, 2023
I was in a songwriting seminar with Rich Mullins, and he made an interesting comment. He asked if any of us had been in a talent show or had seen one where someone said: “God woke me up and gave me th...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 16
May 22nd, 2023
Yesterday I mentioned some tools that I had used when I was 15 to deconstruct the room we had been given to remodel. What tools do we use when we deconstruct our faith down to its elemental pieces? Do...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 15
May 21st, 2023
When I was in high school, I got the best job opportunity. It was the opportunity to work maintenance at the school. Doesn’t that sound good to you? Then you are not a 15-year-old boy with a driver’s ...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - End of Week 2
May 20th, 2023
INTRODUCTIONThe following is a guide to help facilitate discussion. Feel free to add or subtract or change questions to fit the conversation, and pray for the Spirit to lead in all things.OPENHow woul...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 13
May 19th, 2023
Happy are those who make the LORD their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods. —Psalm 40:4Have you ever felt like going to church was a little like going to scho...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 12
May 18th, 2023
Trust is hard. It is difficult for us to trust one another, to trust institutions, to trust our spouses even. When I do premarital counseling with a couple we talk about intention and how they need to...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 11
May 17th, 2023
Let me be CLEAR, we should think about God, and we should even seek to think correctly about God. But we are super complex beings. We have big brains, and we have deep spiritual thoughts and experienc...  Read More
Elemental Season 1 - Day 10
May 16th, 2023
Here is a question or two to ponder; does our understanding of God limit God? Is God beholden to the words that we say about God? I guess another way to ask the question is to ask if we create God in ...  Read More