February 2, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, I felt it would be appropriate to bring in guest authors from the African American community to do my small part in attempting to amplify their voice and provide a space and audience that might not normally hear from them. This week we hear from Bishop Aaron Williams from San Antonio, Texas. I implore you to listen to these voices. Reading this may sting… It should. Maya Angelou once said “Once you know better,... Read more

January 19, 2022

In our modern churches today, the concept of a church is ever changing. One of the things that is driving this change is a pivot from service postured church to consumer postured church. A church becomes “consumerist” by definition, when its congregants spend 50% or more of their time either idle or receiving services from the church. This is not always a bad thing. There are times when a person needs to consume in a church, and a certain level... Read more

January 9, 2022

One of the things that has drawn me to Celtic Spirituality is the focus on the concept of “God with Us”. In most of my years as a Christian, I had always been taught that we are attempting to reach Christ, and although imperfect, needed to make the effort. Jesus was on high, and we would likely never reach Him. Don’t Forget Jesus on the Journey In Celtic Christianity, this heavy lifting is considered done before we even start. The... Read more

December 27, 2021

Recently, articles have been flying around decrying the failure of church leadership in the United States. This has been brought to light in recent years in evangelical circles by controversies such as Ravi Zacharias, Mark Driscoll and Bill Hybels. Now, to be fair to any church movement in the Christian faith, churches are run by humans who are going to make mistakes. There will also be a percentage of leaders in any arena who do inappropriate and sometime horrible things.... Read more

December 8, 2021

I think in many ways, when dealing with the first church in Acts, I have rose-tinted glasses. As I flip through the pages of Acts, I am always astonished at the origin story of our faith. It is nothing short of a miracle how twelve people started a movement that has truly engulfed the world. But in many cases such as this one, we tend to deify and inflate the reality of these early church leaders and members. Often times... Read more

November 30, 2021

As a kid, I grew up in South Texas and went to an evangelical church. If I am being honest, my time there was actually quite pleasant. That is with one exception. It was something that constantly nagged at me, producing anxiety and fear. It was something that seemed to bring many around me comfort, but absolute dread to myself. What was it? The Second Coming of Christ. Little did I know there are three comings of Christ, and I... Read more

November 12, 2021

  “Through a series of historical contingencies, however, pride and natural theology have become associated in the Reformed imagination.” (Finch 2015)               Read more

November 4, 2021

A major tenet of both Celtic faith and spirituality is the understanding that God is everywhere and within everything. This is also true in states of mind. The Celtic follower of Christ seeks Christ in every aspect of life. Sleep is a huge part of life and so it makes perfect sense that one would seek Christ in the going to sleep and the waking up of ones life. In the Carmina Gadelica we find that there is a prayer... Read more

November 1, 2021

  We are quiet because it isn’t affecting us. But that is the problem.       Read more

October 22, 2021

I have always loved the book of Daniel. It has everything a Sunday School teacher dreams about in a book of the Bible. It has the drama of the fall of Jerusalem, the miracles of the fiery furnace and the lions den. Daniel has the all the prophecy one end times person could desire. It tells of the future as well as tells of Daniels resolute promise to not conform to Baylon but honor God.       Read more

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