Why “Beyond the Pale”?

The term Beyond the Pale comes from 17th century Ireland.  The area of Ireland under English control at that time was referred to as “the pale” and was demarcated by picket fencing.   Beyond that fencing was deemed uncontrollable and therefore “beyond the pale”.

Today’s Christian culture in many ways reflects that historical arrangement.  The picket fence of wood has been replaced by a perimeter of theology, customs, and church culture that is deemed safe, orthodox and controllable.

But as C.S. Lewis noted, “Aslan is not a tame lion.”

Take a journey beyond the picket fence and the “controlled areas” of  our Christian faith.

Journey with me “Beyond the Pale”

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Bonus- Camino de Santiago Update# 2

By Steve on May 25, 2017

      Hi Pilgrim, Although we have just returned from our journey we wanted to give another update from Spain along our 500 mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.  Included is: a chat…

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Bonus- Camino de Santiago Update #1

By Steve on May 6, 2017

      Steve & Tammy give a short update of their month long, 500 mile (800 km) pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.  Included is their exhausting first day as well as…

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