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Some things I used to believe | Worship


Last updated 7/9/2014 at Noon

I had a seminary professor who used to say that the human problem is the inexhaustible capacity to draw imaginary lines between good and evil – and then put ourselves on the good side.

I always wanted to be the one on the good side. I wanted to be sure that I would be numbered among those invited through the pearly gates. I wanted to be certain.

Certainty is intoxicating. It makes me feel invulnerable. It’s an aphrodisiac that lulls me into infatuation with my own vision of what’s important. Certainty tricks me into thinking that my life is clear and manageable. I used to be so certa...

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