In order to answer 'Why I Stay', I'll need to frame my own personal journey, with its griefs and gratitudes, as well as the religious landscape as I see it.
Some thoughts that we have are too long to fit the blog post format or are otherwise more research focused. Here's a collection of some of these essays.
I believe that the spirit of Elijah calls us to a higher way which can redeem and reconcile across generational divides as each turns their heart towards one another.
It is important that we not confuse sustaining with counterfeits like obsequious obedience, fundamentalism, authoritarianism, ideological surrender, or leader worship.
Religion's ability to flourish into the future, which will continue to bring radical evolutionary change to the human condition, may very well depend on its ability to syncretize with science.
Breaking the fourth wall is a literary device that evokes a conversation between the author, messenger, and audience. This kind of self-awareness and agency is important for faith today.