January 26, 2021

  I feel like I have a soul. I don’t mean I believe I have a soul. I mean I can feel it. I feel the duality of an inner and outer world. Within my inner world, my voice is constantly speaking. During the day it appears as thoughts and speech and at night it appears as dreams. However, I am constantly perplexed by the question, “to whom am I speaking?” I can’t be speaking to myself, because my self… Read more

January 19, 2021

I recently read a book by Alisa Childers called “Another Gospel: a lifelong Christian seeks truth in response to progressive Christianity” and it reminded me of just how much evangelical Christianity has misunderstood what Progressive Christianity is all about. This author is no exception. The book goes through her intellectual journey leaving evangelicalism/fundamentalism and trying out Progressive Christianity. Eventually, she finds Progressive Christianity unhelpful for what she is seeking. I would have no issue with the book had she stopped… Read more

January 14, 2021

Doubt within the Christian faith can be a time of great anguish. It can also be very lonely. Oftentimes, due to fear, we are left to deal with the struggle on our own because we don’t want people to think that we are weak. However, doubt is not an attribute of the weak, but rather it demonstrates the mental fortitude of the strong. Doubt demonstrates a person’s ability to critically think. That within their critical thinking, they may discover something… Read more

January 11, 2021

Last Wednesday, I watched the certification of the Electoral College votes. I didn’t know such a thing even existed until this year. However, I decided to watch to see if there would be any crazy protests and to watch our government continue to waste time on an unimportant certification. I saw what I expected to see. There were excited Democrats and a group of resigned Republicans ready to certify Joe Biden as the next President. Then there were other Republicans… Read more

January 9, 2021

UNenlightenment is the undoing of our Enlightenment presuppositions, which in my opinion, prevent us from understanding the Gospel and thus living properly in the world. Nearly everything within our Christian experience has been influenced by the Enlightenment – from the way we do church, to the theology we teach our pastors and the behaviors of Christians in the culture at large. UNenlightenment is the process of undoing our bad habits, re-understanding scripture and faith, and using that information to live… Read more

January 4, 2021

“The Bible is not the Word of God and if we believe this to be true then we have made the Bible into an idol.” That’s all it took for the internet to become hysterical! A number of years ago I wrote a controversial article titled, “THE BIBLE IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD: A POLEMIC AGAINST CHRISTENDOM”. The article was a polemic on the idol-like status that many within Christianity attribute to the Bible. I wrote two follow-up articles… Read more

December 28, 2020

Before I had children I often thought how selfish it would be to bring children up in this world. This world is a horrible place full of hate and disillusionment. And, had I been privy to the knowledge about the world I have now, my feelings about this world would be multiplied negatively. But, many of us want children because we desire this sense that we will carry on through a legacy established by their existence. It wasn’t until after… Read more

December 14, 2020

Oftentimes when Christians tell the story of Jesus they begin with the Incarnation. But neither the story of Christianity nor the story of the Incarnation begins in the Gospels. Instead, it begins in Genesis. And when we read it as such, the real beauty of the Incarnation reveals itself. *** In the beginning, humankind was whole – existing in perfect harmony with self and other. They were ruled by a kind and generous Creator who lavished His kingdom with the… Read more

December 11, 2020

I think most people would agree that life is precious and, oftentimes, precarious. So fragile is this balance, that we are given 70 years (if we are lucky) to leave our prints upon the records of history. Without life, the universe and everything contained therein is devoid of meaning. Therefore, life and its persistence is not just important, but also necessary. And not just a particular kind of life, but ALL human life is of special importance. Ever since Roe… Read more

December 5, 2020

It might come as a shock at first. It’s offensive. But, you’re really not sure why it’s offensive. You might even feel a sense of sadness upon experiencing such an accusation. You may have never really cared what people thought of you, so why this, why now? After a while, you become used to hearing the word, but rarely do you fully get over it. It still bites, just a little bit. Although being called a “heretic” in today’s day… Read more

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