Profitable Discourse—Theological Reflections from John Raines

     The foundations have crumbled, the supports have collapsed and given way. The philosophical and theological landscape within which Christians are situated is marked by profound complexity, and many thus find themselves overwhelmed by a myriad of intellectual and social questions. 

     We need a way forward. Not a way forward that demonizes doubt nor one that piles on platitudes until we just forget about our doubts. But a way forward that acknowledges the depths of this profound complexity and yet still strives for clarity.  

     It’s in this spirit that I’ve created Profitable Discourse, a space devoted to clear and serious theological and philosophical thought. So in addition to co-hosting Reconstruct, I’ll be writing essays and blog posts there. I hope that through it I might do my small part in helping some of us move from confusion to collectedness, from anxiety to tranquility. Head on over and take a look—I’ll do my best to share my thoughts and reflections regularly.


     John Raines is a Master of Arts in Theology student at Fuller Theological Seminary, co-host of the podcast Reconstruct, and blogs at Profitable Discourse. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

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