Faith Habit

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The Faith Habit


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David RodebackThe Faith Habit

Here I write of faith, religion, and related themes — mostly my own faith and religion. I’m a Mormon. (They like me to say: a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) I’m not trying to persuade you to be one, if you’re not. My primary motive here is to explain — to Mormons, other Christians, other believers, unbelievers, myself, whomever. There’s need for that; I hope that understanding, exploration, and intelligent discussion are always welcome.

My writings are sometimes apologetic (in the sense of reasoned argument), in that I am attempting to justify or defend my faith by explaining it. But I make no apologies (in the conventional sense) for having faith, for having a faith, or for presuming to discuss and ponder.

Some Postulates
“Faith without works is dead,” James said. I’ll buy that. Here are some other postulates:

  • Faith without brain cells is mostly dead, too, but probably doesn’t know it.
  • Yesterday’s faith is of little use┬átoday.
  • Faith and action are not contradictory concepts. (On the other hand, the combination is not obvious enough that the domain “faithhabit.com” was taken.)
  • Thinking and believing are not mutually hostile activities. They are the most natural and necessary partners in the universe.
  • Sometimes┬áMormons need to be translated, before what they do or say makes much sense to other people, even other believers. (I’ll be doing some of that here. Wish me luck.)
A Little Disclaimer
I am in no way or degree an official spokesperson for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or its leaders. They don’t tell me what to write. They don’t tell me what not to write. I’ll take credit for any errors here. If you find any truth here and care to give proper credit, please aim it far, far above my pay grade, where it belongs.
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