Becoming Chris Kamalski

"There's a Writer outside ourselves, plotting a better story for us" ~Don Miller

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The Problem With ‘Hopefully.’

I find myself yearning these days for a return to a more regimented program of growth, yet with the freedom that accompanies a growing acceptance of all of my iniquity, brokenness, and quirks.  I desire to change, yet have returned to a place where I am unsure how.  I want to live as a saint, a holy one set apart for God, participating in the restoration of all things in God’s world. I just don’t know how to any more. Anyone with me?

Is Original Sin Irrelevant?

Head here for the full post at metamorphablog.com, enjoy a clip below:

Their initial conclusion was that the doctrine of original sin is largely irrelevant as motivation to drive them towards the person of God and the ongoing transformation of their souls before Him. As I stumbled towards a response to this point, I found myself largely speechless in terms of where to take the conversation next.  Honestly, I began to realize at that moment that an inherent sense of guilt that has carried over from original sin has rarely if ever motivated me towards growth and openness with God.  While I continue to stand by the belief that original sin is a true (even core) belief within our faith practice, I wonder if it is time to begin dialogue towards a more healthy vehicle that opens up increasingly postmodern hearts to the person and presence of God in their souls.

And thus, I now ask you: Is original sin irrelevant (particularly as a motivator) to you?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

Their initial conclusion was that the doctrine of original sin is largely irrelevant as motivation to drive them towards the person of God and the ongoing transformation of their souls before Him. As I stumbled towards a response to this point, I found myself largely speechless in terms of where to take the conversation next.  Honestly, I began to realize at that moment that an inherent sense of guilt that has carried over from original sin has rarely if ever motivated me towards growth and openness with God.  While I continue to stand by the belief that original sin is a true (even core) belief within our faith practice, I wonder if it is time to begin dialogue towards a more healthy vehicle that opens up increasingly postmodern hearts to the person and presence of God in their souls.
And thus, I now ask you: Is original sin irrelevant (particularly as a motivator) to you?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

The Disease Of Introspection.

Sunday, I posted a few thoughts on metamorphablog.com regarding a powerful phrase that I have been chewing on for the past week, “The disease of introspection.” Enjoy a clip below, and follow the link for the whole post:

The Disease of Introspection (Click Here):

Some of us “Walk Beside Ourselves”seeking to always compare how we are doing with other people.  We can never be who we are as we are always watching who we are. “The Disease Of Introspection” is a consistent gauging of who we are to such an extent that we can never be fully present within any experience, as we destroy an experience by analyzing it to a destructive extent.