House for All Sinners and Saints

  • House for All Sinners and Saints
    I am the mission developer for House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. We are an urban liturgical community with a progressive yet deeply rooted theological imagination. Check out our site for more info.

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    You can go to our Cafe Press store and buy t-shirts and other stuff with out Parchment with a nail at the top logo on the front - and "radical protestants; nailing sh*t to the church door since 1517" on the back.
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  • Chris Enstad
    The blog of a dad, husband, Lutheran pastor, emerging, failing, conversing, confessing.
  • Ian Mobsby
    Ian is the Anglican Priest at Moot in London.
  • Matt Stone
    This is a great blog from Down Under which explores Christianity and religious pluralism
  • Luther Punk
    Like Ward Cleaver with tattoos
  • Ian Adams
    Ian is the priest of the MayBe community in Oxford...I think he's pretty stinkin' cool.
  • Rachael
    cool chick...check her out
  • MayBe
    This is a great emerging church community we spent time with in Oxford. Their website is well worth a look, especially the page "the spirit of MayBe"
  • Mad Priest
    If I'm the Sarcastic Lutheran, he's certainly the Sarcastic Anglican...
  • Steve Collins
    Steve's an interesting and articulate emerging church brit.
  • The Mercy Seat
    This is a really groovey new church plant in NorthEast Minneapolis, amazing jazz liturgy. Their website is well worth checking out

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The far superior prayer to that you propose is Peter's prayer:

Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.

Good thoughts. It is a bit harder to question the conclusions that years of doubt and questioning led you to - especially if the only option you see is to return to where you were before.

I have been thinking about what I would say to an ordination committee if they asked me about, oh, I don't know, my christology or something...after a certain point, trying to have the RIGHT, SPECIFIC answer puts God in a box, leaving no room for mystery, for both/and/beyond.

Think they'd go for it?

Yes... Doubt is the question to God "Who am I?". It's a question we cannot answer and that is why we constantly ask it. When we stop asking the question it is because we think we know the answer, that we are God, and therein lies the idol. Faith, then, is the statement to God, "You know.". Yet without the question it hardly makes sense. Personally I think that Jesus suffering on the Cross is a manifestation of this question and answer, of doubt and faith, of being human and of being God simultaneously. Sometimes the question and answer doesn't need to be spoken or thought, it just needs to be witnessed. I hope that makes sense!

John W,
absolutely brilliant. that's so beautiful.

Your blog is a breath of fresh air mon cheri.

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