Cassie The cold metal of the gun pressed against the side of her head as she heard the shooter say “Do you believe in God?” “Please don’t shoot me, I don’t know I just- oh shit please no I-” CLACK **** These words screamed into my consciousness and split me open inside like an ax splitting … More Would You Die For What You Believe? (Let’s Hope Not…)
Wild things lurk within you. Do you know them, and more importantly, who keeps them in line? I recently… … More Who’s the King of Your Wild Things?
Anger is one of the greatest gifts given to us as human beings, and when we shut down or repress it, we dull the fire inside of us until we practically go dark. If we don’t embrace this foundational emotion… … More You Aren’t Angry Enough
I’ve written on this topic a long time ago in my post Happiness is the Point, which you are welcome to dive into, but my friend Alice Mills over at poemachonicles has written recently on this topic, and her work is incredible. If you have not yet discovered her, now is the time. Click on … More Yes, God Wants You to be Happy.
This weekend I was driving down to LA with a very passionate fundamentalist Christian. She said some things (probably closer to “shouted” some things) that are worth talking about. We’ll call her Melanie. “Some Christians get so smart they become dumb. I receive the Bible like a Child, the way Jesus told me to.” -Mel … More Why Following The Bible Will Get You Lost
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” John 14:6 “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find green pasture.” John 10:9 Trigger Warning: This post contains ideas that may upset you, … More Why You Can’t Find Your Way
Have you ever been told that your depression or back pain was an indicator of unconfessed sin or a weak prayer life? Let’s talk about that. A couple years ago, a friend confronted me with the idea that my chronic stomach pain might mean I’d accepted and internalized a lie. After all, we’d prayed over … More Why It’s Okay Not to Feel Well as a Christian