Author Peter DeHaan

Author Peter DeHaan enjoying natureChanging the World One Word at a Time

I love to write, and I’m passionate about pursuing God as revealed in the Bible. That’s why I write about biblical spirituality.

I oppose status quo religious practices, and my writing reflects that, sometimes to a point of excess. Yep, I make people squirm, even mad. That’s okay. They may need to squirm. But others stand up and cheer. At least that’s what they tell me.

I write about God, the Bible, and the church to look at faith in a new way, with a fresh perspective. I criticize what I see as wrong so I can point us—you and me—in a new direction. I’m unabashedly irreverent when it’s called for and humbly serious when it matters. You see, I write for people who want more from life, who seek more from a spiritual perspective.

My writing covers four key things:

God: We’re here for a reason. That reason is God. But we’re not here as his slave or to cower in fear. He seeks a relationship, to connect. God wants to hang out with us—both now and forever. How cool is that?

The Bible: You can make up your own religion, most people do. But a belief system without a basis is a faith that is false. I start with the Bible as my faith foundation.

I read the Bible most every day, and I write about the Bible most every day, too, either on my blog, “Pursuing Spiritual God,” or in my books.

His Church: I’m a frequent and vocal critic of the church. This causes many people to assume I hate the church. I don’t. I love Jesus’s church. But we so often do it wrong. Even the best churches usually miss out on what church could be, what church should be. It’s like we’re drinking cool-aid when Jesus offers us wine.

And Us: We start with God, who the Bible reveals, and form a church, which the Bible discloses. The final ingredient is us—you and me—followers of Jesus. We yearn for God in his mysterious Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We seek a fuller connection with our God and a deeper community with each other, a spiritual, relevant, and alive community, just as God meant it to be.

I have much more to say, but this is enough for now.

If you’ve read this far, I suspect you’re like me and yearn for more.

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