When Beliefs Kill Cultures

Column by Rev. Matthew Syrdal on August, 5 2021

Beliefs are a funny thing to try to pin down. If we are honest, they are slippery and largely unconscious. When enough of them get mixed together in a large enough group they build up force like a gathering storm. It makes you wonder, are any beliefs actually rational?

Wild Courtship-Primal Speech

Column by Rev. Matthew Syrdal on September, 5 2019

All nature was designed for revelation. At least that’s what indigenous peoples, the Israelites, our church Fathers, and the Celts believed. Jesus himself, like Moses and the prophets Elijah and John the Baptizer, strode deep into the heart of the world, fasting for a vision—revelation.