Using the language I know
October 28, 2014
A few thoughts on writing . . . .
I thought at this point I had made my sense of things clear: For several types of reasons, I’m just not sure about the Christian faith anymore.
However, most of my life, I have lived and learned within the context of at least four distinct forms of Protestant Christianity.
I find nothing inconsistent about being doubtful while critiquing Christian leaders based upon the inconsistencies between their public claims and their ministries.
Especially when those Christian leaders made my doubts seem more legit, not less.
I once read an interview with the man behind the band Iron & Wine. He said some folks had asked him why he uses biblical language and allusions in his songwriting when he is not a believer.
The thrust of his answer, as I recall it, was something like this: it’s the language available to me, and it fits the settings and characters of my songwriting.
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