Some of you reading this blog may find yourselves uncomfortable. After all, this seems to be a religious blog, and you may not necessarily be religious. You might even think that in some underhanded way I’m trying to push religion on you in the vain hope of converting you to my religion.
Well, let not your heart be troubled. For one thing, I hate the word “religion”, and frankly speaking, I never define myself as religious, or worse yet, a religious professional. The concept of religion gets easily tangled up with human institutions which by nature are just as incomplete and flawed as anything else human. While I operate in and out of a particular institution, a tribe of Christianity called the United Methodist Church, I don’t define who I am or what I believe strictly within the parameters of that institution. (Besides, I strongly belief that the Church is a genuinely divine creation, appropriated by human beings, often far less than perfectly. There is always room to reform and challenge our human appropriation of Christ’s Church.)
So, this is a blog for everybody, no matter what you believe or disbelieve. I really look forward to reading your thoughts and learning from you, too!