Steven McCurdy

Prayer Doesn’t Work (The Way We Want It To)

It was 2005 when my life was irrevocably changed by an encounter with what I understood to be God. I spent countless hours reading the Bible as well as other books about the Bible and Christianity because of that experience.

Elohim or Yahweh? Will the Real God of Israel Please Stand Up?

I love the book of Genesis. Since my conversion to Christianity I have appreciated aspects of the image of God portrayed there. The Christian creation stories display the magnificence of a god that I enthusiastically claimed; It’s quite the feeling to recognize that god as “my God”, as if you are now on the winning team.

How to Hold Your Faith in an Open Hand

Imagine a bird. It’s the most beautiful bird you’ve ever seen. It’s feathers are stunningly vibrant and it sings the most magnificent songs. This is such an amazing creature that you must have it.

Confession of a Theological Arsonist

I need to repent. It’s no secret that I practice my faith in a different way than most people. I’ve come to realize my faith is more meaningful when I am free to disassemble and rebuild.