“Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
We’re here to restore people to fellowship, not power, remember that.
Welp, that’s five years in Canada for us. Let’s see what happens in the next five!
Divine Justice is equally retributive and reparative.
What am I to you, World, but a passing stranger?
How plagued we are by this broken duality.
I launched this blog one year ago today.
“It’s so nice to finally have some color in this church. We’re happy to have you here.”
Are you still an evangelical?
Make Relationships Love-Filled Again.
Love your neighbor.
Bear one another’s burdens.
Despair does not lie in being weary of suffering, but in being weary of joy.
The action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.
I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house.
I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. – Abraham Lincoln
I’m stuck in between numbness and rage in the face of continual abuse of power, denial of trauma and racism, denial of the legacy of racism and trauma, denial of abuse all around.
A Review of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Racist History and Present Day Iconolatry of Slave Owners
I’m working my way through Rachel Joy Welcher’s book, Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality and it’s a work of art. Rachel covers the rise of “traditional values” taking over the American Christian culture in the 60s and 70s as a reactionary effort to combat the explosion of sexual liberation and theContinue reading “Thoughts So Far On: Talking Back To Purity Culture”
If someone falls by the wayside, they fail to finish an activity, and if something falls by the wayside, people stop doing it, making it, or using it.
The Heavens watch and they wait.
The Lewis Revelation “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain ItContinue reading “Church Health 101: Destigmatizing Pain and Suffering”
This is one of the most difficult write-ups I’ve ever dared to compose because it involves the celebrated Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias. The man has influenced believers worldwide, myself included, to think critically about their faith and bridge the heart and mind in pursuit of truth. His talks at university forums have shaped the wayContinue reading “Ravi Zacharias: Apologist, Intellectual, and Serial Predator?”
These thoughts were originally posted to Facebook years ago as I reflected on the passage of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of St. Luke. Why Compassion Matters How oft we forget the care Christ showed to those destitute and cast aside by society. How oft we forget the story of a Good Samaritan; anContinue reading “Repost: A Good Samaritan”
In failing to effectively wield this device, this diagnostic tool, Critical Race Theory, we allow the world to use it for its own devices and schemes, and as we have seen with the fight for racial equality.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thes. 5:18 Photo Our Father in Heaven, I am grateful that we are able to celebrate another year of life and another Thanksgiving holiday. This year has been one of great tumult, confusion, and loss of lifeContinue reading “Inconsequential Thanksgiving: Thanking God for Useless Things”
Take these words with a grain of salt and some hot sauce.
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
The best life has to offer us is often on the other side of fear and trepidation.