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God as a “Fairy Tale”? Your input requested…

As a boy I was first introduced to God as a fairy tale. I don’t think anyone intentionally intended to do so, but they couldn’t help themselves. And I can hardly blame them. God was presented as one amongst a whole pantheon of supernatural personalities: Moses, Superman, the Lorax, Santa… Aslan. You can see that […]

Weed-Eater of the Soul

I was working in my yard this weekend. I gave up my gas mower some time ago. Did you know that a gas lawn mower puts out like four times as much pollution as a car? Yikes! My weed-eater though… I have not been able to give it up. I can’t explain it. Maybe it […]

Dojo chart from week four

Here is our synthesis work thus far.  It is written in the form of a chart.  We read the four gospels.  We recorded the life and teachings of Jesus, as a series of commands, examples and teachings.  This chart is an attempt to synthesize those teaching into five core categories:  identity, purpose, security, community and […]