The summer of my sophomore year in college I was in South Florida with some of my closest friends seeing the Dave Matthews Band. We were all high on the power of two amazing nights of performances by what any of us would have said was the greatest band on the planet. It was … Continue reading Repost: They attacked my sanctuary and my ability to love. (A post on Charlottesville.)
I was fourteen years old when my church split. After years of bouncing around trying to find the right community, my family landed at one of the oldest churches in Tallahassee. I was attending a small private Episcopalian school and we joined the church just prior to some major shift in stances in the early … Continue reading Affirmation. (A testimony.)
“Churches should be the most honest place in town, not the happiest place in town.”-Walter Bruggemann Over the years I've had many people, come to me and confide in me things they did not feel comfortable confiding in their spiritual communities. They would share the honesty of their doubts or spiritual disagreements that would … Continue reading The Destination of Tension. (A post on #churchtoo)
*****There will be many SPOILERS about the film The Last Jedi. You have been warned.*** John Lennon once invited the world to imagine no religion. Inferring that behind all of the walls of religion we'd be living our lives in peace. It's an idea my mind often entertains. Only in my mid-twenties, I've spent nearly … Continue reading The Spiritual Awakening of The Last Jedi (Or “I’m one with the force. The force is with me.”) *And oh yeah Baby, there’s Spoilers.
It makes for a daily battle to be a person who is consciously paying attention. I'm not a violent person, far from it, but I've clinched my fist many times as of late. It's difficult to be burdened with care. Each morning feels like I'm walking out onto the fields of war without any armor … Continue reading When will this be brought down?
Whenever a headline breaks about a mass-killing I must admit, I become a bit unhinged. I become so deeply heartbroken at more loss of life and the reality that we still have done nothing to prevent or reduce these occurrences and it boils to a sort of rage. I read my social media, largely filled … Continue reading Our hope has been hijacked.
**This is an updated article I originally wrote after the Pulse Nightclub shootings. I've adjusted some of the language to more appropriately represent where I stand now. Citizens arm themselves not just to protect themselves, but because a day may come when their government may betray them. Political groups rally to let the government know … Continue reading Jesus, Weapons, & Oppressive Government. (One Christian view on Gun Control)