A Grey Theology for the Pacific Northwest – Part 1

For reasons generally related to religious aversion, the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has long been dubbed “spiritually dark,” and, more recently, the “None Zone.”[1] Here, ‘darkness’ and ‘absence’ are words used to describe the spiritual environment of the region. However, I suggest we consider a different word to describe the PNW: grey—a term that captures a particular attitude toward life . . . a mundane, humdrum, dullish mood about the nature of everyday reality.

arrow on road pointing towards sunset

Who’s in and Who’s Out? Christianity and Bounded Sets vs. Centered Sets

By Tim Harmon What criteria should we use to evaluate who is a Christian, and who is not? Does it matter if someone affirms a particular set of doctrinal points? Must he or she follow a specific moral code? Since the advent of the modern missions movement, such questions have been particularly pressing. In contexts…Continue reading Who’s in and Who’s Out? Christianity and Bounded Sets vs. Centered Sets