Recently I signed on to be a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid Member. It was a carefully thought out decision. I read their Statement of Faith and requirements and decided I could sign on without compromising my beliefs and ethos.
I am a Progressive Christian. It is essential to my faith and my following Christ.
By that I mean I believe in the importance of the Bible, read through the lens of someone who believes the Love of God is offered to all people. I seek to live as one who loves and desires to emulate the risen Christ to each person God brings across my path.
I’m real about the struggle. There is no halo on my head, and occasionally, I want to do a little butt-kicking in the name of Jesus. (Which I blogged about recently.)
But I’m also passionate about caring for people who have been ignored, marginalized, and judged. The homeless. The poor. LGBTQ. Women. Minorities. Refugees. Unemployed. Elderly. Cancer patients. Minimum wage workers. Incarcerated.
The list goes on…
God’s Mercy has a wide-open door. I intend to continue to blog about my understanding and my life’s journey living it out. That will take a while.
In the mean time, you can find resources and studies on Bible Gateway. Do I agree with the theological perspectives of all of them? No… but there is much to be said for prayerfully discerning as one reads others’ perspectives. It is the Way of Grace.
Isaiah 54:9-10 New Living Translation (NLT)
9 “Just as I swore in the time of Noah
that I would never again let a flood cover the earth,
so now I swear
that I will never again be angry and punish you.
10 For the mountains may move
and the hills disappear,
but even then my faithful love for you will remain.
My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”
says the Lord, who has mercy on you.