Theology

On having a “flexible faith”

I once had a high school English teacher who told the class we could argue in our term papers that Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is about a cheese sandwich, and get full credit...if we could make a credible case for it, using textual and historical evidence. As far as I'm aware, no one wrote a… Continue reading On having a “flexible faith”

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Theology

Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

It’s hard for a person with one foot in two spiritual worlds to find a place to call home. It’s harder still when your theology is such that it annoys both progressive and conservative Christians alike. I say this not to look for pity, but just to state a fact: I don’t fit neatly in… Continue reading Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

Theology

What Judaism and Christianity teach me about perseverance

While Judaism made me aware that everyone suffers, and Christianity taught me how to persevere through suffering, most of the time I really don’t suffer—I’m just uncomfortable. And the things that cause this discomfort are really kind of silly. When my stomach starts growling only an hour after breakfast, for example, both faiths remind me… Continue reading What Judaism and Christianity teach me about perseverance