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How to Catch God in a Butterfly Net is a compilation of theological essays and absurdities detailing the spiritual shifts of a questioning Christian.
One of the most common questions I received upon the release of my first book, Where the Colors Blend, was this: What do you believe now? This book is an honest and, I admit, geeky and theologically-heavy attempt to answer that question. My eight-year, ongoing search for an authentic version of spirituality has been borderline obsessive, filled with constant learning, reading, re-reading, listening, and re-listening. That’s the only credibility I claim in writing this book: obsessive wrestling. I am unable to fully let go of the wonder of the Christian message. Something kept pulling me back.
I wrote this for evangelicals who are curious why young people especially are leaving churches and want to honestly listen to what they might have to say. I care deeply about evangelicals, and have been richly impacted by the evangelical movement time and time again. I believe these “leavers'' and “drifters” can positively affect the future landscape of the church. I also wrote this book for spiritual seekers who no longer feel at home in the churches of their youth, but are still mysteriously drawn to the Christian message. I hope these essays light a path forward for you theologically in a seemingly new—yet, in all actuality, an ancient and perennial—way.
"GOOD THEOLOGY PERMEATES OUR FALSE PERCEPTION OF OUR SEPARATENESS.
BAD THEOLOGY REINFORCES IT."
THE BUTTERFLY NET INTERVIEW SERIES
Conversations that break open our theology and invite us back into mystery.
(Beginning with the introduction, each interview corresponds with the numbered "lessons" in the e-book.)