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?
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
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
There are two ways to doubt. One will transform you; one will destroy you. … More Paths of Doubt
We have been doing church all wrong. Welcome to a better way. … More The Church of Doubt
God doesn’t want to take away your doubt. He’s inviting you to pursue it! … More I Don’t Believe in Jesus Christ II
“We always leave like this!” “Like what?” I ask. “With everything so…unresolved!” Then my friend drove off. It’s true. Almost all of our conversations go deep, and when they do, they never seem to finish. There is always something percolating, something brewing, something unresolved. I wrote this post for her… Resolution. It’s something the human spirit craves. … More I’m Always Unresolved