My dear Samantha, what to say to you?Read More
Pain and Silence
Author: Shane O'Leary
I'm just a white Evangelical who is still learning what love entails. I'm a husband to one, older brother to eight, and a friend to many people whom I hold dear. I have a Bachelors degree in biblical and theological studies from Judson University (Elgin, IL) and I hope that my experiences will be a comfort and a guiding light to others.
Pain and Silence is my attempt to explain some of my past and current experiences in a way that highlights the deeply personal nature of theology. My prayer is that it reaches those who, like me, have gone through a crisis of faith and offers them new and helpful ways to understand and worship the Trinitarian God. Most of all, I hope it reveals a God who is not silently watching from a distant throne, but is so intimately with us that he makes our words his own.
While our instincts are to divide the secular from the sacred – the holy from the unclean – the God-human in a feeding trough in Bethlehem breaks these divisions down for us. When we try to remove our theological views from the world around us, we end up taking Jesus out of his own kingdom.Read More
One’s experience at church shapes how one lives as a Christian outside of the sanctuary. In order for our churches to thrive, and more importantly, for the Church to thrive, we must be willing to learn from each other and develop better ways to teach the Christian life to those who seek it.Read More
Jar Jar Binks is a microcosm of the entire Star Wars saga: the Force does not choose the best and the brightest to succeed, but the least of these. That includes even the most clumsy, stupid, and ignorant Gungan in the entire galaxy.Read More