Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tears and Laughter, Watching and Wonder

If we’re to make any sense at all about belief words and god-talk, we’ve got to sort out what beliefs have to do with experience. Dictionary definitions of belief mention “acceptance that something is true,” “convictions about truth or reality,” … Continue reading

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Discovering Truth in Lived Experience

I’m exploring what it means to use the word God and to engage in “god-talk.” Before I can say what I’ve learned, I have to speak about the experiences of my childhood that gave me a way to think clearly … Continue reading

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God-talk, Emotions, and the Inner Life

Anger and doubt might seem like strange “bedfellows” but both have created windows that allow me to see a larger world. I’ve learned that God-talk that starts in the mind and never makes it to the heart misses the point entirely: God talk is about the way life is or it’s gobbledygook. Continue reading

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