There’s this phrase. It goes, Ecclesia simper reformanda est. It’s Latin, and it means, “The Church is always in need of reform.”
Lately, I’ve been writing on anything from presidential speeches to poems to music. And honestly, most of what I’ve been writing is still sitting in the storage unit of my blog. Because I haven’t figured out who I want to be on here yet.
But I think I’m getting there. Here goes…
This blog is for the people who are in need of reform.
It’s ironic. Because at the heart of reform… is not some new revelation. It’s, well, forming again. It’s not some new theology that, for some reason, nobody ever noticed. It’s not some progressive givings-in to a culture that kind of doesn’t really know where it’s going or what it stands for. But it’s not disengaging from pain and suffering and doubt and questions, either.
Whether you’ve grown up in the Church and are like,
“Why do I believe what I believe, and do I believe it, really?”
or recently gotten involved with Church and are like,
“What am I getting myself into?”
or have kind of watched the Church from the outside and are like,
“What the heck are all these people getting their panties in a bunch about?”
this blog is for you.
My goal is to reveal the God who was there all along. The God who makes promises and keeps them, and hates injustice, and longs to give mercy, and just wants people to put their attention on the right place. To remember what they’ve known from the beginning, but to experience it in strange and new ways. To investigate why such weird things like gender and jobs and marriage and science exist, and why God cares about them so much, and what He wants to do with all of them.
I don’t know what all this means yet. But I wanted to just come out and say that.
Here’s to being formed
“There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven…
a time to plant and a time to uproot…
a time to tear down and a time to build…
a time to keep and a time to throw away…
a time to tear and a time to sew…
a time to be silent and a time to speak.”
// שְׁלֹמֹה (King Schlomo)
ca. 930 B.C.