My mom knew that my dad was a pervert with a violent temper who never apologized for anything. She thought that if she submitted to him and was a good … Continue reading 2 Lies that Enable Abuse in the Church
I recently came across an article on Patheos by Baptist Pastor Chuck Queen. He argues that, because there are horrifying, violent, and tragic verses in the Old Testament, God’s Word, The Bible, … Continue reading Chuck, If God Can’t Write A Book, He Can’t Save Your Soul
I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my “ministry” today. That word sounds so stuffy and prideful when applied to me. I’m not a minister and I’m not a … Continue reading Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus
So I was reading the Bible tonight, and had a bit of a revelation. Check out this passage from Jeremiah 1: Now the word of the Lord came to me, … Continue reading Do You Imagine Bible Prophets As Old Men … Or Teenagers?
As a Christian, one of the most discouraging things that damages my faith is mockery and judgement from other Christians. I’m not saying people who aren’t Christian are any better, … Continue reading Oh, How I Wish That Christians Weren’t Human!
Welcome to the second entry in my blog series about forgiveness. I recommend starting at the beginning for context, so if you haven’t already, check out the debut entry to … Continue reading Killing The Lies: Should Everyone Be Forgiven Without Exception?
This is the first in a series of blogs about forgiveness. For a rough overview of talking points I’ll be covering, check out my “preface” blog to this series: The … Continue reading Killing The Lies: What Is Forgiveness, Really?
I consider myself an expert on forgiveness. Seriously, anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t festering in bitterness is probably an expert on forgiveness. But forgiveness is still hard. Especially when we’re confronted with issues such as domestic violence, adultery, lies, betrayal, or theft. It’s hard to forgive people, especially friends and family, for taking advantage of our trust in them.
Just a snippet of some song lyrics I’m working on … Everything you do changes you, changes me, changes everything you think, What you hope, what you pray, changes everything … Continue reading The Butterfly Philosophy