An approach that seeks to integrate diverse perspectives into a comprehensive understanding of the nature of reality and the divine.

What the Bible is for me

Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.

Karl Barth

I believe in the incomprehensible God beyond our cognitive horizon as the foundation of all existence.

I believe in the personal God who encounters us in manifold ways in his creation, our fellow human beings, our life together, in Jesus Christ and in the Church as the personable You.

I believe in the immanent God who reflects himself as me and I as him in this world and allows me to be the personable you for others and himself.

I believe that we are embedded in God, that creation is his body. His relationship with us is about healing, the healing of God himself, so to speak.

I believe that God as Father always encounters us in new ways, that our understanding of God is constantly changing, that he always becomes for us what we understand and need.

I believe that Jesus is a role model for us, the Son of God, who showed us uncompromisingly what it means to be human, even unto death, to show us who we are, and that death cannot hold us.

I believe that the Spirit of God connects us, bridges dimensions, spans time, permeates space, reminds us and accompanies us.

I believe that we are embedded in the Trinity of God as an equal member, a growing individuated unity.

  • Doctrine, Interpretation, Correction, and Spirit

    But I say unto you… Matt 5, several times Religion consists of two subsystems: doctrine and mysticism. Doctrine is conservative, while mysticism changes doctrine, but also threatens it. Most charismatic churches would name these two systems slightly differently. They would call them Word and Spirit, which would be close enough. Equating doctrine with the Word…

  • Theodicy

    Theodicy is one of the great challenges of faith. Here is a formulation of it: Either God wants to eliminate evil and cannot: then God is weak, which is not true of him,Or he can and does not want to: then God is begrudging, which is alien to him,Or he does not want to and…

  • No one comes to the Father

    “I am the way,” Jesus replied. “I am the truth and the life! You can only come to the Father through me.”  John 14:6 When we read this verse, it triggers a whole landscape of thoughts, a whole edifice of ideas and explanations that are not even present in the verse. What do we hear?…

Read more articles

The Unfiltered Thoughts of a Pastor in Exile

a toolbox to deconstruct your faith without losing it

Available on Amazon.