January 24, 2022

Taking inspiration from my fellow Heretic and Apostate, Matthew Distefano’s post here on Patheos – “10 Things That Aren’t In Your Bible” – I decided to write a follow-up. So, here are 10 MORE things you won’t find your Bible: 1 The Father Turning His Face Away From Jesus On The Cross – Not only is there no verse that ever says this happened, the verse that some Christians believe does say it comes from a chapter [Psalms 22] which… Read more

January 22, 2022

The great philosopher Aristotle once said, “Time is the most unknown of all unknown things.” That was nearly 2,500 years ago, but it’s still as true today as it was then. Some of the smartest people on the planet can’t really explain what Time is, or how it works. What we believe about Time is that it’s a dimension and that it’s also a measurement. In other words, it can help us understand when something happens, or happened, and that… Read more

January 11, 2022

Today’s post is a very special one for me. First, because I get to share something with you that I wrote around 3 a.m. a few days ago that really felt like an “A-ha” moment for me. But, after I share that you need to stick around to see how that turned into something even more amazing just a few days later. So, here’s what I wrote a few days ago: Why can’t I stop thinking about God? Maybe because… Read more

January 3, 2022

It’s no secret that Evangelical Christians are terrified of the Deconstruction movement. First of all, they have no idea why it’s happening, and they have no clue how to stop it, and the best they can think of in response is to demonize the entire process, create strawmen arguments to counter it, and use as much fear and misinformation as possible to ensure the few people left in the pews don’t get too curious about it and start asking questions… Read more

December 31, 2021

As we prepare to close out 2021, I thought it would be interesting to look back on some of my most popular posts of this year.   Starting with #10 and ending with #1, here’s the list:     #10 – IS IT TIME FOR A NEW BIBLICAL CANON? [excerpt] My point is this: Christians for about 400 years had their own personal standard for what was – and what was not – “Scripture.” So, why can’t we – 2,000… Read more

December 27, 2021

About five years ago I published my first book with Quoir Publishing. It was about my journey from being raised a Conservative Republican Christian in Texas who joined the NRA, owned a bunch of guns, and listened to Rush Limbaugh religiously. I ended up with a faith that couldn’t be distinguished from my political party. The  Holy Spirit eventually untangled me from all of that and once I got free I realized I was not the only person struggling with… Read more

December 13, 2021

“What is fear? Nonacceptance of uncertainty. If we accept that uncertainty it becomes an adventure.” – Rumi Don’t tell me what you know about God. Talk to me about all the things you do not know about God. Rather than explain the unexplainable, try to imagine all the wondrous beauty hidden in the endless folds of eternity that you cannot begin to fathom. Your theology has remade God into a book you can carry around, or a symbol you can… Read more

December 7, 2021

It’s kinda surreal to see an article calling me out by name and criticizing something I’ve posted on my blog on the Patheos Progressive channel. I mean, I get it when an Evangelical Conservative like Ricky Gantz or even anti-gay theologian Robert Gagnon comes at me and posts something about how I’m a false teacher or a dangerous heretic, but when the person calling me out is on the same Progressive Patheos channel as I am…that’s…kinda weird. Anyway, the post… Read more

November 29, 2021

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ― Black Elk, Lakota Medicine Man   Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading a fascinating book about the saying of Jesus… Read more

November 18, 2021

Someone asked me today if I had any wisdom or advice to share with them. Here’s what I said: “The most wonderful thing I’m learning about lately is the beauty of embracing mystery and letting go of my need to be right.” Here’s why: Because more and more I am beginning to accept that I don’t know everything. In fact, when it comes to the transcendent Being who exists outside of space and time; who created all things with a… Read more

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