06 October 2009


Have you ever feel like you are going crazy? Like you're the only one who really gets it, and everyone else thinks they do... but don't?

Last week I was driving some new friends back from Columbus when eschatological subjects popped up on the radar. I, for once, did not initiate them. The conversation began escalating, and I hadn't said a word. Finally, after saying a quick prayer, I offered my understanding of what the kingdom looked like - not just as a spiritual reality, but in its ever-increasing earthly/physical embodiment.


They all thought I was crazy. It was against everything they had ever been taught, ever thought of. They had never heard anything like this in Sunday school or church. In a single moment I had become a radical, unorthodox liberal. I was one of "those" theologians.

And yet, the only replies they could muster up was that they did not "like it." I could see how uncomfortable they were with it.

I could write thousands of entries about this. I already have spent a countless number of hours developing these thoughts into writings. Maybe more of those thoughts will appear later on this blog, but right now something else is dominating my schema...

Why do so few people understand? Sometimes I feel so alone.

1 comment:

Kris said...

πατερ ημων ο εν τοις ουρανοις αγιασθητω το ονομα σου
ελθετω η βασιλεια σου γενηθητω το θελημα σου ως εν ουρανω και επι γης

Sometimes people read but don't think. Sometimes people listen, but don't read. Often people read, listen, and speak but don't understand. The "unorthodox, liberal theologian" is often the one left to bear the burden of understanding and is tasked with educating. You're not alone...