19
JUN
2014

In Not Of.

Dear Brother Dirk, I just finished reading Out of My League over the course of the last 3 days, and I came away broken-hearted. I purchased the book as a summer reading gift for my son, a college athlete, hoping to encourage him in his Christian walk. He’s at a cross-roads,...
10
FEB
2013

Bitter Division

At some point in my Christian walk I started to get bitter with certain things about Christianity. I’m really not sure where it all came from, but it was similar to that moment in life when you start to think your parents are uncool. I mean, you still understand the idea of...
16
NOV
2012

Friday Morning Ramble.

(Unedited, just like life). Friday Morning Ramble. Last night, lying in bed, I was thinking about things I could do with my life; of what I could or should do with myself now that baseball is gone. What are my skills? Baseball, talking about baseball, writing about...
29
SEP
2012

So Unlike Your Christ.

Woke up this morning to a Facebook post about Donald Trump visiting Liberty university in my feed. I don’t know much about Liberty University other than it’s a Christian school. By Christian, I mean it’s one of those schools that has “Christ” right...
26
SEP
2012

This Buds For You, Jesus.

  If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I’m heading to this Christian party where drinking is going to take place. Says it right on the invite: “we gonna get our drink on”. Well, it doesn’t say it quite like that, but...
17
SEP
2012

The Corruption of Higher Learning.

Driving into church today I wondered if I had the whole Christianity thing right. I do that a lot; wonder if I’m doing something right, be it Christianity, marriage, life, existence…. Things that I can’t possibly know the answer to, as if there is a right or...
15
SEP
2012

Make a Joyful Sound With Your Notepad.

Until recently, I’ve had trouble attending worship services. I don’t dislike worship services or think they’re some abomination or other such heretical thing. I don’t care if it’s all hymns with voice only, or, clapping, swaying and Hallelujah...
13
SEP
2012

Stumbling on Empties.

I’m drinking a Vodka on the rocks while I write this. You may not think that means anything, but, oh, it so does. My wife and I got invited to this roaring 20’s party. Frankly, I’m not even sure what they hell that is. It’s a theme party, I guess, and so...
16
AUG
2012

Killer Sheep. The Question Series #6

The Question Series #6 Killer Sheep. An inordinate amount of my friends are in the ministry. I however, am not. I’m like most people, just a person that tries to mess up my faith as little as possible based on the very limited understanding I have of my role in it and this...
12
AUG
2012

Turf War. The Question Series #5

(Each question series starts with a story,  then builds into a conversation about a real, pressing, religious or moral topic. The included authors below are friends I grew up with who have gone on to become pastors and master students in churches and divinity programs. We talk...
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