Tag Archives: Faith communities

IN THE BEGINNING WAS … THE WISH?

Modern culture poses many challenges to people seeking a credible spirituality. Of them, two are proving especially difficult to overcome. The first is that, as currently practiced, religion too often hinders rather than helps individual maturation, social well-being, and the … Continue reading

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ONE GOD, BUT WHICH PROPHET?

Most faith traditions contain beliefs that once were at the very core of their teaching, but are no longer. Beliefs such as: God favors polygamy. They also uphold beliefs deemed binding upon followers at all times and everywhere. Beliefs such … Continue reading

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TRUTH, COMMUNITY, AND INTEGRITY IN THE LIFE OF FAITH

At their most mature, faith communities share their deepest convictions about the Sacred, the world, and human destiny with humility and a sense of gratitude. At their worst, they impose their convictions with arrogance and a sense of superiority. To … Continue reading

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THE BIBLE AS A STUMBLING BLOCK TO FAITH

One reason for religious disaffiliation is the narrow-mindedness from which some churches interpret the scriptures. They present the Bible as containing no errors of any kind. And they offer it as the final word about anything and everything on earth … Continue reading

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FAITH COMMUNITIES AND THE RELIGIOUSLY UNAFFILIATED

Several readers of Faith Challenges have told me that they, too, were surprised by information in my previous blog about the “religiously unaffiliated.” They were especially concerned that so few are actively seeking a faith community that works for them. … Continue reading

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