: A friend of mine told me recently, "There are so many things I am not comfortable with claiming as 100% true, but I cannot say they are 100% false either." It hasn't always been this way for him. Most...
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:A friend of mine told me recently, "There are so many things I am not comfortable with claiming as 100% true, but I cannot say they are 100% false either." It hasn't always been this way for him. Most of his life he believed he had all the answers to any and all of life's difficult questions.He continued, "I do not know what is ahead, but I do know I cannot and will not go back to the faith I have clung to for decades. I am done with it." This was not his declaration of being done with faith, but his recognition that faith had to change. He was going through a change of faith. Many of us are grappling with similar questions. How much can we actually know about God and our world? Who is right and who is wrong? Are right and wrong even the best categories for our world anymore? Whose "truth" is really true? Do I need God to live a life that matters?We have questions not because we reject faith in God, but because we live in a rapidly changing world of new realities, new technology and new insights that demand new answers. This changes how we live, communicate, think and believe.We know we are moving from somewhere, but we don't exactly know what we are moving toward. That's what this book is about.
Michael Hidalgo is the lead pastor of Denver Community Church, which under his leadership has grown from 40 people to over 1,500. A graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Michael served alongside Ed Dobson as a teaching pastor at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With the ONE Campaign and Malaria No More, Michael has addressed thousands nationally. He writes regularly for Relevant Magazine and Sojourners. Michael, his wife and three children live in Denver.
- :introduction: Going Through Changes1. From Closed To Open2. From Certainty To Probability3. From Definition To Description 4. From Words To Experience5. From Knowing To Unknowing6. From Being Right To Being Faithful7. From Power To Truth 8. From Legalism To Wholeness 9. From Toil To Wor10. From Nowhere To Everywhere11. From Bad News To Good News12. From Fear To Love13. From Small Stories To A Big Storydiscussion Guide Further Reading