My Journey



Walking


It’s time for a little update, not much, but I am no longer new to blogging. I have been at it a few years. Not that I have gained any particular stature. I simply can’t claim to be new at it. I still write as part of my profession, but blogging is more interesting. Blogging is my way of sharpening ideas and fleshing them out. I don’t always “get it right”, but I am on a journey for truth.

I have been on a journey for truth since I emerged from the haze and confusion of adolescence, much of it self-induced. Stepping out of that myopic existence I began to get an inkling that a world of truth lay in front of me to encounter, and so I set off. I didn’t realize, then, how much faith is required to seek truth.

I am fascinated with the intersection of science and faith. I have never believed, even before I was a “believer” that science could build a ladder to God. God, if He exists, must exist beyond our ken, I figured. How could we know Him unless He made Himself known?

I encountered the living Christ in college after some time looking for truth in myself, philosophy and in world religions. I really didn’t expect to find what I was looking for so close to my roots. By “roots” I simply mean “Christian”. I was looking elsewhere.

I was raised Catholic, but Catholicism was just part of who my family was, like being French and German. It was just what we did as a family, part of our culture, an obligatory ritual of life that held very little meaning for me. My parents were devout, involved in the church and faithful to attend mass on Sunday. I learned much from the example my parents set, but there was no life in it for me. I wasn’t comfortable there.

My encounter with God was not just an event. I didn’t get knocked off any horses. God met me on the journey. He saw me coming a long way off. Looking back, I saw the signposts leading the way, but it was far from evident to me as I trudged forward.

Some of what I write is an homage to those signposts. Themes emerge over the years, and they continue to form, evolve and blossom. Much of it is reflective of the daily and ongoing journey.

I won’t be shy about that faith that has come to define me, but I may not always sound (or read) like a doctrinal expositor. I am no theologian. I won’t be afraid to venture to edges of doctrinal orthodoxy, as if God could be boxed into our finite limitations, but I will not let go of the anchor or wander off the foundation, which is Christ, and Him crucified.

I am confident that truth is truth, and truth by definition is exclusive. I don’t claim to have a monopoly on it, but I won’t be apologetic. At the same time, I want to be pliable and sensitive to Spirit who is life.

I hope that you will feel comfortable jumping in and adding your own comments. I am not looking for debate, but for other journeyers. That does not mean we have to agree. We may be heading in the same direction or in different directions, but we are all journeyers in this life as we know it.

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6 Comments on “My Journey”


  1. Hope you keep posting. =)

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  2. I look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts during our journeys. May you continue to be shining light for Jesus and sharing in his truths. Amen.

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  3. “I won’t be shy about that faith that has come to define me, but I may not always sound (or read) like a doctrinal expositor.”
    Very well articulated and personally, these are the best type of blogs and ones I want to seek out, but are usually elusive. Like you said, it’s about connecting with the “journeyers.”

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