Lennox wrote:This board is a wonderful exchange, hats off to everyone here. I have enjoyed my look around as I sip my coffee and think I will enjoy following your discussions and hopefully be able to add to some of them.
Lennox wrote:I am particularly interested in discussions related to our human nature, and the afterlife. I struggle to sort out many issues related to my faith and I am always looking for honest exchanges.
Lennox wrote:For example, with the idea of being born sinful, I have observed inately selfish nature in humans and also and inately good side, and in my mind, this is not so cut and dry of an issue and an important one in my mind, with many repercussions.
Lennox wrote: Although I am a Christian, I now read the scriptures very unconventionally I see most of the NT and OT as history.
Lennox wrote:I do not have a literal hermenutic and look at most of the text as historical document, for me much of the text speaks to our over arching humanity. Parts that are true that stick with me and guide my personal life (the parts that are most likely truth) ...and the passages that are not (or are most likely not truth,) don't stick....that is my take on the bible. What an abomination I am !!. .so as you can see I am also interested in links or threads on the validity of the scriptures and ideas that related to our human nature. As I do have quite a bit of experience with human nature being a nurse for the past 10 years.
Lennox wrote:Please post links to any of my interested areas so I can catch up!!
Lennox wrote:I'm currently am a Christian unaffiliated officially, it would be difficult to affiliate with most churches with my take on scripture. But I do enjoy the music worship and miss that in my life.
Lennox wrote:I have a past history or involvement with Young Life (evangelical youth org) ..was eventually baptized in a Baptist church (Vancouver) where thankfully at least women were allowed to speak, teach and be in leadership. After undergrad went on to study at Regent seminary..lived with with strong minded Christian women who were trying to navigate the sharky waters of pastoring churches and getting their PhDs in theology...etc...I saw that and felt like Nemo in the evangelical ocean ..most of them could not jobs in the church...so I opted out of all that and stuck with healthcare. particularly health of the first nations communities...which I am most passionate about.
On a more personal note, I was married into a evangelical family, for over 10 years. That ended 2 years ago, and I am now living with an wonderful and kind Atheist, and my partner's kids believe in God but describe themselves as (not affiliated with any church). We are respectful to each other's beliefs and as a family of 4 seem to have good conversations about various aspects of faith and life.
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