About Last Sunday: Message Notes and Other Things

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Traits of Abusive Leaders

We’re here to restore people to fellowship, not power, remember that. 

1826 Days in Canada: A Short Story.

Welp, that’s five years in Canada for us. Let’s see what happens in the next five!

Why God’s Justice is Good News

Divine Justice is equally retributive and reparative.

The Alien and the Earth

What am I to you, World, but a passing stranger?

Whole Bodies. Halved Souls.

How plagued we are by this broken duality.

One Year of Blogging in the Books!

I launched this blog one year ago today.

Here Is Why We Left Mill Creek Christian Assembly

“It’s so nice to finally have some color in this church. We’re happy to have you here.”

I Am A Neo-Evangelical: Here Is Why This Matters

Are you still an evangelical?

What is it like to be in a loveless relationship? 

Make Relationships Love-Filled Again.

Love Your Neighbor: Afghanistan

Love your neighbor.

Of Christians, Pandemics, and Pro-Life Hypocrisy

Bear one another’s burdens.

Reparations: A Discussion Revisited

The action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.

Jourdon Anderson & The Funniest Letter of the 19th Century

I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house.

Abraham Lincoln and the Narrative of White Messiahship

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

Short Post: Struggling With Numbness and Rage

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. 

The Burden of History & The Curse of Heritage

A Review of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Racist History and Present Day Iconolatry of Slave Owners 

Thoughts So Far On: Talking Back To Purity Culture

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”

A Painful Rediscovery: A Look Into Where My Heart & Mind Are Today

The Heavens watch and they wait.

Church Health 101: Destigmatizing Pain and Suffering

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”

Ravi Zacharias: Apologist, Intellectual, and Serial Predator?

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?”

Repost: A Good Samaritan

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”

Racial Justice Denied: Six Southern Baptist Seminary Presidents Denounce Critical Race Theory and Halt Further Discussions About Racial Equality in the Church

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.

Inconsequential Thanksgiving: Thanking God for Useless Things

“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”

Megachurches: Are They Necessary?

Take these words with a grain of salt and some hot sauce.

How “Policy Over Character” Destroys Our Christian Witness

Anti-intellectualism is alive and well within evangelical America and it shows by how and who they vote for.