iThinkTank

pastor in exile

  • Highly gifted and Christian

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Yes, highly gifted people exist, and they can even have a relationship with God. But didn’t the Bible say this about them? Where are the wise men, the scribes, the brilliant orators? God has made fools of them and exposed their wisdom as useless nonsense. (1 Corinthians 1:20) Where are the sophos, graphos, and suzetetes? […] >>

  • What I believe- a snapshot

    Reading Time: 3 minutes God is in everything and everything is in God, nothing exists outside of God, but God is so much more than everything. God has three faces. There is the eternal IT, far outside our understanding. But God also meets us as the personable YOU and manifests in us as the divine I. Christianity has developed… >>

  • Sheep

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I just saw on TV that sheep MUST be sheared because their wool keeps growing. How then did the sheep survive in the past when no humans sheared them? This is a question from the internet, and here are the two top answers to it: There is still today the original form of our domestic… >>

  • Left and Right

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Finally they came to a place called the place of the skull. There all three were crucified-Jesus in the center and the two criminals on his right and left. Luk 23:33 As some of you know, I wrote a book. The unfiltered thoughts of a pastor in exile. The subtitle is Tools for Successfully Deconstructing… >>

  • If those stories aren’t true, what then is?

    Reading Time: 9 minutes For many that hear about deconstructing one’s faith and having a different look at the Bible, this question becomes central: If the stories we so love might not have happened, how can I trust the Bible? Where do I stop taking it literally? And is it all one big lie then? There is so much… >>

  • How quickly we forget

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I am on the board of an association, and they just held their biggest event of the year. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this summer conference. But maybe that is a good thing. Already in the evening after the three days, it became clear: there were a few infections with Covid. Of course, we… >>

You seem to be interested!The Unfiltered Thoughts of a Pastor in Exile

The unfiltered thoughts of a pastor in exile give the reader a toolbox that allows them to take a fresh look at the Bible and the church.

The tools considered in this book include Spiral Dynamics, the Theory of Positive Disintegration, community building, dealing with doubt, and various personality tests and traits.