A Warning Concerning Religious Categories

Americans love our categories. We love our boxes and labels. Even today, with the postmodern push away from classification, we Western thinkers still organize information by placing "like items" together in taxonomies. Categories can be helpful to understand certain generalizations about a set of items, ideas, or people. However, categories also obscure information. Every time…

How to Ask Someone About Their Religion (And Actually Discover What They Really Believe)

I get this question a lot, so I thought it fitting to address it in a post. With the remarkable diversity we find around ourselves today, we can no longer assume we understand someone's religious background. This is obvious when we talk about discovering and engaging unreached people groups around us. Discovery is more than…