The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

I was a pastor for 20 years, but I never really considered myself a theologian. When something puzzled me or interested me, I would do some research and try to find understanding. Often, I was more interested in what made people work than proving a religious point of contention. But, over the past few years …

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I used to walk to the pulpit and hold up the Bible and say, “I have nothing of value to say except what is written in this book.”  I now regret saying that for a variety of reasons that might become apparent if you have read my book, “Apparent Faith,” or heard me speak lately.  …

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Since the beginning of my deconstruction I have sought Pete’s work out as a reliable reference to help me understand a healthy approach to the Bible.  It’s amazing that I even still read the Bible after some of the stuff I have been through. His books “The Bible Tells Me So” and “The Sin of …

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I remember at various times saying, as I was walking up to preach in my Fundamentalist church, “I have nothing of value to say that is not written in this book” (pointing to the Bible).  It’s really kind of a sad statement when you think about it.  Even though Jesus quoted Scripture, he never held …

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