As I begin this new venture in blogging I want to share why I blog. I started a blog before but just didn’t stay faithful to it. I hope that by starting with a new format, I will be more dedicated to it. Writing helps me clarify things and maybe if I write about my process in a public forum, others will benefit from my soul journey as well. I also want to continue the conversation around my book Do Greater Things: Following in Jesus’ Footsteps. With this blog,I want to write and explore the Bible in order to gain deeper meaning and maybe even a mystical experience from it as we continue our journey toward enlightened beings as demonstrated by Jesus the Christ.
The Bible contains incredible beauty and wisdom yet can be the source of great confusion, frustration, anger and shame. I avoided it for the longest time-afraid of it becuase of the way I interpreted its passages. But over the past couple of years I have bravely begun to turn its pages with lots of help from scholars like Bishop Spong and Marcus Borg. It speaks to me now with power and beauty and wisdom. I feel Jesus’ presence when I read the New Testament. I also find that the more I read and ponder the sacred text of my tradition, the more I appreciate and seek out the holy passages of other traditions and texts as well.
So, this is selfish. It is a way for me to process and absorb what I read. My hope is that you will gain something from my ramblings and will share with me and others you thoughts and insights on it all as well.