Faith is not a formula.
And I wouldn't even use the word 'relationship' - and probably not the metaphor of 'a journey'.
The older I get, the more it seems that faith is a process - a determined focus on listening to the eternal, sifting out the noise and distractions and becoming closer with each breath and each word, to the fullness - and emptiness - of the pulse, hand and purpose of our Creator, which, ultimately brings us where we belong.
I'm a teacher and writer, which really means that I am a listener and I share what I see and hear.
CS Lewis used to describe the Gospel as ‘a good contagion’. I would describe the continuing emergence or out-working of the Gospel as the equivalent of good weeds.
No matter how much solid legalism, suffocatin...
"'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far a...