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DECONSTRUCTION IS NOT BETRAYAL I read about a person who said their spouse betrayed them because they questioned their beliefs. They made vows and their partner broke them. They felt they should have decided together if this was the right thing to do or not. But you can’t plan deconstruction (questioning your beliefs, losing your faith, and leaving the church). It’s something that happens to you. You don’t wake up one morning and make a calculated decision: I’ll question everything I’ve ever believed. I’ll embark on the most traumatic spiritual crisis of my life. I’ll stop going to church with...

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For those who need to translate it into your own language...  MY PHUCKET LIST: 1. Requiring agreement before seeking truth. Phucket!2. Wanting endorsement from authorities. Phucket!3. Pleasing everybody, offending no one. Phucket!4. Fearing the reactions of others. Phucket!5. Needing support before acting. Phucket!6. Catering to unkindness. Phucket!7. Hiding my true colors. Phucket!8. Subsidizing the cheap. Phucket!9. Desiring appreciation. Phucket!10. Mincing words. Phucket! So, this phucket list is more about my own personal growth and lifestyle. I do have a bucket list for things I want to do. But that's for another time. YOU CAN GET ONE IN MY ONLINE SHOP...

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  I know many people who, if they'd just been given permission to question, search, and wander, would have eventually returned to the church because it respected their freedom. Instead, their personal journeys lead them away from the church permanently because they themselves respect their own freedom too much to submit again to arbitrary authority. Are you one of those?  I am.

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Apophatic theology is an attempt to describe That-Which-We-Call-God by what cannot be said of That-Which-We-Call-God.

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I believed each person was a target for evangelism. We were to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples of everyone. None were exempt. Not one moment was free from the pressure to witness, to give a reason for the hope that was within me, and persuade others to believe what I believed. I thought this was motivated by love, concern for their eternal destiny, to rescue them from Hell. I cared about their souls. It was my duty to save them and bring them to church. They should be grateful! To believe I must convert someone to my beliefs...

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