Wednesday, February 9, 2011


In one of my final classes during my last semester in college, a professors took the time to address our class and commend us on our upcoming accomplishment. "Congratulations," he said. "You've all now reached a higher level of ignorance."

The reality is that the more we learn about something, especially God and spirituality, the more we discover how little we really know. The deeper we dig for answers, the more questions we find, until we realize that our black-and-white pictures of the world around us are really only shades of grey. The more we live, learn, and experience, the more humbled we are by what we have yet to see, know, and understand. In a sense, all we can ever hope to achieve is a higher level of ignorance.

This blog isn't meant to be a source of wisdom and earth-shaking insights. There are people older and wiser for that. Nor is it intended to be a venue for seething theological debates, though I'm certainly open to discussion. This is simply a place where I can synthesize some of my own thoughts and questions into written word and, through the process, invite others to join in on the conversation. 

In addition, I have the privilege of serving as the minister of students at a church just southeast of Houston, Texas. For our students and parents, this is a place to continue the conversations from our Sunday morning and Wednesday night gatherings. Many of the posts will be an overflow of whatever we've been talking about.

So, let's see what comes of this...


  1. Hey Chris! Caleb and I are so proud of the strides that you and Rachel are making! Keep up the good work. We are praying for you guys. Let us know if there's anything we can do for ya'll here in Abilene.


  2. Thanks Taryn! We miss you guys, and everyone else at UBC. Thanks for the prayers!

  3. Hummm! I have had the same familiar revelation. Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge of said ignorance removes the bliss. What a journey we have before us, thank goodness our god is patient and long-suffering!!