March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021   When a Trailer Park Kid Freezes to Death.   *His funeral was just a few days  ago…   Growing up, I was taught to see trailer parks as the epicenter of trash.  While I don’t remember exactly who taught me such a thing, I know that I wasn’t born with such an idea…therefore…I was taught…right?  I’m sure that I’m not the only one who grew up in such a way…looking down on those who we assume… Read more

February 17, 2021

February 16, 2021   Eschatology: a Forgotten Theology for Our Perilous Time   Eschatology (the study of the end) still matters.   Matthew 16: 1-3   “The religious leaders wanted a sign.  Jesus answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is blue.’  And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is black and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you fail to interpret the… Read more

February 12, 2021

  February 12, 2021 Missions = Disgusting   “How many souls of savages have you won today?”   “If you love Jesus…more than anything else…you’ll be more than willing to get your penis chopped off in the jungle so that others might know Christ…”   “Missions is not about the people that you’re evangelizing…it is about God’s greater glory.”   “You should never let your concern for your own body come between you and someone coming to know Jesus.”  … Read more

February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021 Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene, My Former Sunday School Teacher   Earlier today, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green delivered remarks on the floor of congress trying to deflect attention away from all of the crazy shit she has said…before a vote that ultimately stripped her of her committee seats.  One section of her speech particularly stood out…   I believe in God with all my heart and I’m so grateful to be humbled, to be reminded that I’m a… Read more

February 1, 2021

  Something reminds me of what I’ve missed…   Can the past change the present? Could something be sent to us? Can the present change the past? Could something be sent back? What would happen? Would it change anything? Can anything be changed? We live in a sort of arrogance with regard to these questions. We assume we know and that is all. However, spirituality has never been about knowing. There is more than what was. There is more than… Read more

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021 The Vaccination Ethic. In the midst of viral sickness, there is a vaccination ethic… When God comes in all of God’s glory, God will sit upon the highest mountain. All the nations will be gathered below, and God will separate the people one from another. God will put the righteous on one side and the unrighteous on the other.   Then God will say to the righteous, “Come, you who are blessed with love; take your inheritance, for I have prepared a… Read more

January 26, 2021

January 25, 2021   Nonconsensual Touching in Elementary Schools: aka Hugging I write to address the proliferation and encouragement of intentional nonconsensual touching that is not legally justified that has become pervasive in elementary schools…hugs.  Daily, young children are hugged in hallways and classrooms across the country.  While you might consider such activity benign, it is far from it under the examination of consent and common law. Consent is the voluntary, informed and freely given agreement to participate in mutually… Read more

January 8, 2021

Officer Brian Sicknick Speaks! : Trump/Trumpsters Condemned from the Grave   “And we fight. We fight like hell.” The hair on the back of his neck rose up. “And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Something in him snapped. “Let’s go!!!” He was activated. “Let’s show those bitches whose boss!” Fists in the air, he started to run. “There’s Hawley!” By responding with a raised fist, the Senator assured him that everything… Read more

January 4, 2021

The Final Prayer. / On the Death of Jack Dillard. / My Grandfather.   I’ve been hesitant to write about it.   Sometimes words just can’t capture the totality of loss.   The tumult of disagreement never destroyed our relationship.   Throughout it all, we spoke as often as we could.   Though often imperfect, I never doubted his love.   In the end, I was afforded one last visit.   This was our final prayer.     God We… Read more

December 21, 2020

    Drugged. Interstellar Exploration of the Incarnation     Loud music. “Jesus is alive!” Loud music. “Do you know Jesus?” Loud music. “With every head bowed and every eye closed…” Soft music. “X number of people have come to know Jesus!” Loud music. “We can’t leave tonight without giving a portion back…” Loud music. “Go live for Jesus!” Loud music.   The formula was always the same.   Truth be told, I hated all of it. It always felt… Read more

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