And now for something completely different. I thought I might occasionally share from other blogs to help make this blog more interesting, to stir things up a bit and to engage with people who are making me think and helping me on my journey. It is more overtly theological than my posts so far - some bigger words and challenging ideas. I should explain that what she calls doubt, I'd just call questions. Personally, I have rarely ever doubted God's existence or goodness (I don't claim this as a virtue, just report it as a fact), but I do have questions about the nature and substance of his self-revelation, and serious doubts and concerns on how some traditional conservative evangelicals have understood things, and the way they have interpreted Scripture. This is one such - it's about how a misunderstanding of the Bible can result in a terrible view of God, and in emotional dissonance for many of us. And how it is OK to have questions as part of our journey, that to stifle them can be really unhelpful. Only read it if you're prepared to be challenged in mind and heart.
It is Rachel Held Evans on The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart.