Imagine writing something so confidently, so purposefully, so convinced you were helping, just to re-read it a few years later and feel ill to the stomach because you authored something you now find so offensive and upsetting and beyond that...harmful. Humans have a habit of changing over time. I realize this isn't profound by … Continue reading “Surely Not, Lord!” – The Unfolding Story of God
Part 1: Beware the fires of Hell. When I was fifteen I experienced God in a physical way. Audibly, I heard a voice tell me that I am loved. Visually, I saw a constellation of a heart in the night sky. Physically, I was pushed to the ground. Emotionally, I cried and was afraid. … Continue reading Statements of Faith – Part 1: Beware the fires of Hell.
Beginning note: This was written a few months prior to the 2012 election. I once heard "love" defined in a way that completely changed my perspective on the matter. Love, as it was put, means giving up control. It means giving up the desire to change or manipulate the outcome of the relationship. It … Continue reading The Political bias towards control.
I would say I have been a true Christ follower since my freshman year of High School (though Christ may say otherwise). Ironically enough I also became a huge follower of the Dave Matthews Band that same year. These two things would socially define me over the course of the next few years. As I … Continue reading Dave Matthews, Doubts, and Christianity
It's not about presents, but presence. "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not … Continue reading Love came down. (A baby’s story.)