I even made a bulleted list. 🙂
- I happily read NASB and think The Message is a load of bologna most the time.
- I believe Jesus was a real man, not a metaphor, who was ACTUALLY raised from the dead.
- I believe, however, when He ascended to heaven, he didn’t go somewhere else, but as my friend Sarah perfectly put it, He went someTIME else.
- I read Rob Bell and Shane Claiborne. I like and agree with a LOT of what they say.
- I also read C.S. Lewis and A.W. Tozer… and agree with a LOT of what they say.
- I no longer allow myself to take part in the Arminian/Calvinist debate, because I believe both are ultimately flawed and assume God’s power can only be described in human terms.
- I do not believe that people who haven’t accepted Jesus into their hearts will burn forever in a fiery pit of doom.
- I think Pepper will be in “heaven” with me. I don’t think we’ll have a mansion over the hilltop or walk down streets of gold. I don’t think we’ll be singing from the Baptist Hymnal all day either.
- I do not believe that hating gays (or their ‘sin’ of being gay) is what Jesus would do.
- I do not believe Jesus kicked alcoholics, unwed mothers, homeless, stinky people, holy rollin’ Pentecostals or liturgical Lutherans out of the church… and neither should we.
- I don’t think Jesus would spend a lot of money on a huge church, new carpets, choir robes, AV system, etc. I believe anything He received would go directly to the poor/needy. 100%. Without overhead.
- I believe the best way to put Christ back in Christmas is to start living like Christ.
- I don’t believe that cussing makes me an ‘edgy’ Christian or a non-Christian.
- I do not believe Jesus was a socialist, anymore than I believe he was a capitalist.
- I have no problem referring to God as a He.
- I don’t believe God is a He… or a She.
- I believe if you are against abortion, you should have adopted kids in your home or church, or support adoption agencies and fostered children.
- I cannot reconcile capital punishment with my faith in Christ.
- I believe the Old and the New Testament both tell us through laws and through grace, that we should love the earth and all that is in it. That means, as a Christian, I believe in protecting the environment.
- I believe in a universal truth, but I still consider myself a little post-modern. 😉
My faith is as unwavering as yours. My views are just different… and that’s ok.
“Why would God have made us all so different, if He wanted us all to be the same?”