Purpose of this Blog

Religion has been a source of pain, conflict, and suffering for millenia.  It has also been a source of inspiration, knowledge, and peace for countless millions.  Why such varied impacts?

I can only speak from personal experience.  My faith experience has generally been very positive.  There have also been aspects of belonging to a faith group that are regretable.  I would like to analyze what works, what doesn’t, and why.  I’d like to share those insights here.  I welcome your comments.  My hope is to create a conversation between friends that ideally mutually uplifts, but at minimum, respectfully educates.

What works for me may not work the same way for you.  That’s OK- we are different.  Your understanding of concepts and doctrines may be different than mine.  That’s OK- perhaps you can provide some new insight that helps to deepen my understanding.  Perhaps you don’t believe at all.  In fact, perhaps faith as a concept is scary and suspicious, fraught with danger.  That’s OK too- it certainly can be all of those things.

However, in the end, I believe my life is richer, more fulfilling, and more peaceful because of my faith.  I hope that some of the things I share will provide something of value to you.

-Chris Roberts