Tuesday, February 28, 2006

So what kind of a Christian are you?

I suppose you could call me ecumenical or interdenominational. I grew up going to two different churches--Catholic and Congregational. I remember when we would say the Nicene Creed I would leave out the "catholic" part when I was at the Catholic church because I couldn't in good conscience say there was only the catholic church. Of course, now that I know it doesn't mean Catholic, I have to laugh about it. But it does make me wonder how much we do or recite without really knowing why we do it or what it means.

I gave up on church for a while, and when I went back, I ended up at a Presbyterian (USA) church. I also have attended a Baptist church and I currently attend a United Methodist church. The seminary where I have been working on my M.Div is of the Wesleyan tradition. I've also been greatly influenced by what I've learned from my Jewish friends. So I'm fairly well-rounded, and I like looking at things from these different perspectives.

Monday, February 27, 2006

And so it begins...

I've now joined the ranks of millions of other people who, for one reason or another, have created a blog. Some use them to write about current events such as politics, some write about conspiracy ideas, some use them to keep friends and family members updated on life events. Still others write very personal journal entries to anonymously share with the world. Whatever the reason, one's blog is one's own place to write about anything.

And so with my blog, I've scratched the itch to put my thoughts into (hopefully) coherent words. I invite you to join me on this journey of exploration of topics of faith and the Bible.