Reflections on My Spiritual Journey
I rejected my Christianity when I was a pre-teen. Later I studied comparative world religions at Harvard Divinity School, learned about God, love and prayer from an Indian meditation master, and stumbled my way back to Christianity with the help of friends and a great church and pastor in Boston.
Eventually I went to seminary, founded a church in an art gallery, pastored a small progressive church on the north side of the Chicago, and now serve on a multi-pastor staff at one of the largest churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination.
I kept pushing for a bottom line, “but what do I have to believe?” Finally I told him, I guess I’m not Christian.
A subtle but intense struggle was happening within me. It felt as though Jesus himself was saying my name in the form of the bread.
God is bigger than our thoughts, theories, and concepts. Every thing we say about God risks idolatry.