I mentioned in a previous post how I had the joy of reading Aesthetics in a redwood forest in the hills near Santa Cruz. It was a great way to pass time as my wife was on a photo walk with a group of photographers. As I was reading, an

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Heath Veuleman’s powerful article “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” got me thinking about so many different things. One of the main issues though ties into some artwork I began working on in 2003. Virtue Series, 2003-2010 In 2 Peter 1:5-9, Peter gives a recipe for spiritual maturity. But

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Editor’s Note: The term exvangelical has come into vogue recently as more people deconstruct (another trending word) their faith. All the Faith on View authors come from evangelical movements either, Baptist or Pentecostal, and all still hold their faith deeply. Yet, they have differing perspectives on the term of exvangelical,

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“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” -Eric Metaxas* On my author page on this site, I describe myself as “uncomfortably” evangelical. Once, I had a family member ask for a concise explication of where I disagree with evangelicals. I

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Four years ago today, I wrote an essay entitled, “A Time for Faith on View.” This essay wasn’t a call for people to read this website, though I think that is always a good idea. It certainly was a play on words with the name of this website, but also

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“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to

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I really should cut the Facebook habit. But, there have been times in the last couple of years when Facebook was my link to sanity, my link to people who thought more like me, and my connection to people who cared for me beyond what was expedient. I guess I

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I had planned to reshare past Christmas ruminations this week only to realize that there have been very few of those on Faith on View. It surprised me to see that our only Christmas ruminations were two pieces from two years ago when we were facing imminent homelessness. If you are interested

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Deconstruction is all the rage. It seems we are constantly bombarded with news of evangelical celebrities who have deconstructed their faith. Often, this leads, eventually, to news of the celebrity leaving the faith. What is Deconstruction? Deconstruction is a philosophical term that gets used very imprecisely in these conversations. So,

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This is a horrible year for the nation and our world. According to Worldometers.info, more than 273,000 Americans and 1.4 million people worldwide have lost their lives to the Coronavirus. There has also been racial unrest in the U.S. that has sparked demonstrations around the world. Not to mention the

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Yes, the title of this essay seems a bit disjointed. But, that is a perfect reflection of how I feel. There is a lot I have been trying to process recently. I will try to stitch together these vaguely related thoughts here. Several things have been preoccupying me today. The

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When I was growing up, whenever I would go on a trip without the family my father would turn to me just before I left and say, “Remember who you are.” As my own children now get older, I realize that who you are is not just shaped by your

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Cleveland Daily BannerFaith on View has been covering this story since the demonstrations started in June. Our long article archiving the story is now over 16,000 words and can be read here. Hope and Betrayal The presentations to the City Council and the stories in the news eventually led to

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