This is a different blog than usual. Today I am not writing about my photography or business, but about my personal spiritual journey. It is a personal story. I write this specifically for my friends and acquaintances. If you are a client with not much interest in my personal stuff, please feel free to ignore this post and browse on somewhere else… that is fine and I totally understand. Here is a link to my Latest and Greatest images; that’s a good place to go. 🙂
I realize of course that a post of this nature probably violates all kinds of blogging principles. But it’s not’s not like I have lots of places to share this information and engage in this conversation. And so I am using my blog. I ask for your understanding.
I have lost my faith
I don’t know how to state it any simpler than that. I was born and raised in a very Christian home, and went on to study theology and then work in church planting (starting new churches) for over 20 years. I have pastored churches, led all kinds of efforts, and was even European Director for a few years in the organization for which Sophie and I were working. But doubts and questions about my belief-system entered my world when I was 20, and since then I have experienced what I now describe as a slow-motion earthquake. This process has had many phases and episodes, but I am afraid that a few years ago I came to the conclusion that my faith was basically gone. If I had to describe myself on this side of the process, I would say I am basically an agnostic, a Social Darwinist, and an existentialist. Sorry of those terms are all mumbo-jumbo to you, but what do you expect from someone who studied theology— and enjoyed it? 🙂