What made you write this book?
I was discouraged by the landscape within Christianity and how disconnected we seem to be. I have been involved in several groups within Trinitarian Faiths, but all I saw was disrespect, disunity and a lack of love towards each other.
Who is this book written for?
I wrote the book for the disconnected believers out there. Those people who have a faith in God, but have been put off by organized religion and are in the “wilderness”, so to speak. My heart breaks for Christians who feel like they are on the outside looking in.
What do you want the book to do for these “disconnected believers”?
Give them hope that they can reconnect with Christian community again. These believers have had a negative experience at some point in their walk, they need to know that they are not alone in that disappointment with God’s people.
Is this book for those of us who attend church now?
Absolutely, this book is written with the attenders in mind also. It really challenges those of us who go weekly and sadly, can be a part of the problem.
Explain what you mean by part of the problem?
Sure. I explain in the book how each group can set up their own rules and rituals that are unique to that group. That may sound harmless, but if you use those “distinctive s” to judge others on their Christianity, you now have set up a unhealthy system of competition amongst groups, all within Triune Faiths.
You use Trinitarian and Triune a lot in your book, what is your definition of those?
Great question. I mean all the groups that fall into the camp of believing in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. From a time line perspective, we are talking about Catholicism through all of Protestantism up till present day groups.
Who else is this book for?
Clergy and Leaders of all these groups I just mentioned. I show how over the centuries that a lot of the attitudes and opinions we believers feel toward one another where created from a “us verses them” mentality. Most of that has come from decisions by leaders in all camps that their way is the “right way”. I make a strong statement in the book that “we all can not be right, but we can all be a little wrong”. Humble, broken leaders will embrace this mindset, arrogant leaders who believe they are right, will want to fight it. I feel it is time to take the gloves off and have a very frank discussion on how we are doing as the “body of Christ” in the world today.
What is the rally point for “A Simpler Faith”?
It is as simple as the Cross of Christ. If we allow believers from other groups to do their “secondary things” in their way, but we rally around the Cross, we will be able to connect with and fellowship with any other believer at the foot of the Cross.