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August 20, 2006



The idea that we've "arrived" reminds me of a book called Your God is Too Small. It's basically about how we try to put God in a box, neatly packaged and understood. Some Christians say that they believe in the mysteries of God, but don't seem to leave room for mystery in there beliefs and lives.


I can really see how that worked in the reformed faith I grew up in. Salvation was not just found in Jesus, but in memorizing and knowing the catechism. Often reformed believers didn't think you were a Christian unless you could recite all the answers to the 129 (?) questions. God, the Bible, Jesus, salvation, faith and works could be all be summed up in those answers. I guess it is much simpler to believe that than embrace the wonder that our faith should be.

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