Reflections from the Journey

Guidance for people who see the need to rethink what they have heard in church

About David M. Holley

Professor of Philosophy for over forty years with nationally recognized contributions to Philosophy of Religion

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Books on Christian faith, belief in God, and self-interest, as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals on topics in ethics and Philosophy of Religion

Faith Reimagined

Christian faith is often presented as a package deal from which no deviations are permitted. But the packages we are given are better thought of as versions of Christianity, and some of these versions are deeply flawed. When one version becomes unbelievable, we may need help in imagining better alternatives.

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Non-Christian Neighbors

Some Christians recognize the problem when another religion is using coercive power to promote its goals, but find it less objectionable when their own religion does so. But, as the saying goes, power corrupts.

His Time To Go?

The preacher at the memorial service no doubt thought he was giving a message of comfort to those who had lost a loved one. The central thrust of his message was that it was Jim’s time to go. It was apparently the kind of message he had repeated…

Did That Really Happen?

There is a better way than adopting the literalist readings of either Dawkins or conservative defenders of everything ascribed to God in biblical stories. Just as we might acknowledge that a biblical writer can have an overly anthropomorphic view of God, we can say that a biblical writer…

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