Tag Archives: God

What Ever Happened to the Good News?

“The church I attended in Chicago, located near a slum housing project, began as an outreach project of a large, traditional church. In time, though, the mother church cut off all funding. They learned that our inner-city tutoring program was … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T SAY THAT ……… (Leaving Christianity)

Reading my post, some have expressed their anxiety regarding my statement about “leaving Christianity”. Others, seeking to clarify “Christianity” tell me that being a Christian is “simply following Jesus.” But the “simply following Jesus” statement is not as simple as … Continue reading

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Leaving Christianity

One of the requirements for the journey that I have embarked on was to be absolutely honest regarding “Christianity.” But I had never contemplated that the outcome of this honesty would include leaving the same religion, which was not only … Continue reading

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If there is a God………..

I often reflect on a letter that I had sent out to friends several years ago. The letter was an invitation to an experiment to see if the “Christian Religion” could be simplified and lived out through one word. That … Continue reading

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“At its best faith in God is about thanksgiving, shared suffering, loss, pain, generosity, and love.”

I have just finished listening to an audio book by Frank Schaeffer. His fundamentalist evangelical background was very similar to mine and I found his journey, thoughts, memoirs and conclusions resonated with me. Recommended read/listen. Graeme Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don’t … Continue reading

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Forgiven Time

More about forgiveness: a quote from the book that I have been reading, “The Weakness of God” by John D. Caputo. Very insightful, Graeme. Forgiven Time : Jesus and the sinners “In the kingdom of God, we have been arguing, strange, … Continue reading

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Welcome to LoveFirst

With our ‘new site’ up and running we continue on our journey looking at a new kind of Christianity, moving from dogmatic doctrines to faith and from fear to love. The Peter Rollins quote and video, posted below, articulates the ‘love … Continue reading

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