https://open.spotify.com/track/719l9b2QzAejHepSi8vK5a?si=03d6961698414dbf I have a complex theological history. This isn’t because I’ve done great studying over the years, but more so because of the clash between my social formation and my spiritual formation. For lack of a better expression, I got saved in my mid-20s. I spent my life up until this point enmeshed in economically … Continue reading Gospel, The Gospel, and my Hatred of Guitar Solos
I have been amazed in this season how many people simply believe their feelings are the greatest determinant of truth. You could read the Bible to them and if they don't like the way it "feels" then it’s a nope for them. Lest you start talking post-Christian culture, I am only talking about self-identifying Christians. … Continue reading A lament for the foolish
Do you have a place for important things? Throughout my life I have wasted countless time looking for essential things when I needed them the most. I hate looking all over the house for my keys when I am running late. As I have grown older, I have decreased my anxiety by having a place … Continue reading Talking to the Absent Jesus
I am a middle aged guy in an interracial marriage. Let me say, the world is not colorblind and neither is the church. That's neither good nor bad, it just is. When we had children, I hated that my son was always the only child of color in the room. I hated that the teachings … Continue reading Race is not everything. But it is something.
Sometimes it's remarkable that you can get some of life's most profound lessons from the most unlikely places. My wife Tracey comes from an Orthodox Jewish background on her mother's side. Her grandma Rosa talked with an almost stereotypically Jewish Long Island accent. She had a bunch of phrases that Tracey and I say to … Continue reading Don’t try to be a big shot
Listen to what I am saying before you judge me. I really, really want to be a universalist. I think you have to have something wrong with you to desire anyone should go to hell. I hear all the arguments about Christian universalism and they sound so good and loving. They sound like what a … Continue reading The Narrow Door
Throughout my youth Dr. King was a hero of mine. As I got older and began to read his writings and listen to his speeches, I found his legacy more complex than I was able to reconcile. I loved the message of racial equality, I truly didn't know what to do with the rest and … Continue reading The Myths of MLK and Jesus
They have been teaching for years that God is in a good mood yet that seemed to change when the current presidential administration was threatened.
The Bullet Journal Method — Ryder Carroll I am tired of juggling task lists and brainstorming sessions. I was using Google Keep to keep random lists of things either tasks or ideas. I moved most of my task lists to Google Tasks which I liked but it was not perfect. I use Trello for managing projects and Office … Continue reading 3 Books I am Reading Over the Holidays
With the advance in the teaching of spiritual authority in the last 50 years, there has sadly been a lack of teaching on responsibility that comes with it. This has partially caused a great divide between the privileges of church officeholders and their level of accountability. There are now a few leaders that have come … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Charismatic Leaders who “Got It Wrong” in This Season