Morf Morford considers himself a free-range Christian who is convinced that God expects far more of us than we can ever imagine, but somehow thinks God knows more than we do…..
As he’s getting older, he finds himself less tolerant of pettiness and dairy products.
I am going to do a rare cross post here between two of my blogs. I am doing so because I think this post has a spiritual as well as general message.
While the referenced source above is about life being more than just money, this post is actually just about the description of the author. Besides having a very interesting name the author of this post over at Red Letter Christians has very interesting look on life. I am proud to say I share his views of God and getting older. But I guess I am luckier than hs is in one regard. I still drink lots of milk. They tell me it is good for my osteoporosis.
I too am currently a free-range Christian and have been for a few years now. I am no longer instructed weekly in what I am supposed to believe. I no longer feel I need to jump through all the denominational belief hoops in order to be a Christian. I can now believe that God loves all of us and not just those who believe as I do. Instead I now tend to look at the Lord’s word from a more personal, some might say naive, view. From what I can glean from the Christian Bible I also agree that God expects more from us than almost any of us can imagine or at least willing to put forward.
One of the things that pushed me out of the last church I was in (that is besides being nudged out the door because I did not tow the denominational line closely enough and was probably asking too many question in adult bible classes) was their stubborn insistence that they have it all figured out and everyone else is just wrong in one thing or another. In that regard, I also proudly share the belief that God knows more than they do, or everyone else for that matter.
One of the things that prompted me to start my blog over at RedLetterLiving more than five years ago was that I just grew less tolerant to pettiness of some mainstream beliefs about the current version of church. In these five years I have learned that I am by no means alone in those feelings.
Thanks Morf for reminding me what it is all about….