How do you approach paradox? What biblical or life paradoxes cause you to question, doubt, or enrich your faith? What paradoxes have caused you to stumble and trip? Have you spent time listening to others concerns and questions on matters of faith, contradiction, paradox?
I hope that you find the variety and compassion present in this issue both uplifting and supportive in your walk. It has been my experience that as I let go of my previous notions and sense of confidence in specific theological ideas, a new wave of peace and surrender flows in from the Lord.
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Articles in this issue
Exploring paradox in scripture
How do you deal with conflicting ideas of theology, or theology and our current culture? We've interviewed six individuals on their responses to tough questions…
Changing lives: "rethink church"
Deborah left her church when she wasn't able to ask the questions she wanted. When a friend invited her to their church, she discovered a…
Contradictions in the Bible? (seeking answers)
It can be frustrating and disconcerting to notice contradictions in the Bible. Rev. Peter Buss Jr. explores these questions many wrestle with about trusting in…
Small group Bible study: paradox
Life is full of paradox and tensions between apparently conflicting ideas and experiences. Many times what we think are opposites are really on a spectrum.…
Real challenges: reconciling scripture and experience
When reading the Bible, it seems portions don't always match up with what we've seen and encountered in our own lives. Here's another way to…
Quotes for reflection
Quotes on navigating paradox, doubt, faith, and humility.