"There's a saying that you lose your faith by degrees -- bachelor's, master's and Ph.D," a friend of mine told me in graduate school... of all places.
Studying religion, especially one's own, is a dangerous thing. Inevitably, assumptions and presuppositions no matter how dear are subject to doubt. This friend of mine, super smart, and a real up-and-coming leader in his church, nearly dropped out of our academic seminary. Trained to read the Bible in only one way and with narrowly prescribed...Full Story