Resuming Writing About Religion, Atheism, Neo-Calvinism and Other Topics

This blog is transitioning back into writing about religion, theology, the EFCA, Harvest Bible Chapel, atheism and more. My Dad’s funeral was this morning and having gone through that I am going to return to some of the issues that I was exploring. Thanks for your understanding, kind words, emails, tweets, and more for the past two weeks.

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”

Dave Mustine

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

Robert Frost

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ESV

EFCA Southeast District Superintendent Glen Schrieber

My Dad’s funeral was this morning on December 5, 2018. It was the day that I have dreaded for most of my life. Since my Dad died of his brain tumor on November 21, 2018 I have stepped away from writing about religion, atheism and theology. I needed the break to spend the time with family. However, I also had a lot of emotions inside of me related to Dad’s death. I used the last two weeks to journal and get a lot of those feelings out. I didn’t plan to write as much as I did, but my Dad’s death was painful. I am numb and still have a lot of feelings inside of me. Funerals and cemetery internments are exhausting. And for me writing can be very therapeutic. That said it is important to push back and deal with issues as they arise. My Dad’s death has been difficult. So pushing back from the regular topics was healthy. The EFCA, Harvest Bible and many other topics will always be there. Taking care of myself comes first.

I am going to continue to write about my Mom and Dad in the course of time. I need to get my thoughts and feelings out. Mourning is a long term process. However I also am wanting to resume exploring the many issues that I am writing about. This blog wants to continue to dive and examine some of these issues. So starting with the next post I am going to resume writing about religion, theology, the EFCA, Neo-Calvinism, atheism and more. So the point of this post is to transition back into that frame of mind. I am a very wounded person and I will not project an image of perfection or one who has it all together. Scars and all I will walk forward one step at a time. Thanks for being patient with me and some the kind notes, Twitter messages and more that many of you sent me. That was deeply appreciated by me during a hard time in life.

 

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