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Greetings and welcome to my blog! This blog is my little place on the internet where all of my diverse personalities come together.

I recognize there is very little I can do as a white middle-class man to help African Americans during their struggle. All I can do is teach my children what is right and set for them an example to live by. In my experience many white folks misunderstanding racism. Therefore, In response to this, I will be providing various resources that help to promote education about racism in this country. New RACISM resources section coming soon! 

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The Cost Of Breathing

The Cost Of Breathing

1 min read 234 views

for G.F.   Where is the air, I cannot breathe? The weight of this world is too heavy. It’s a suffocating frenzy Of people in need. Like the King, my name will be upon the lips of many - a flaming arrow that will blister the ears of those unwilling to hear. No matter how far or near They are our enemy. When I cannot breathe, I cannot speak But my ...

The Art of BEing (part one)

The Art of BEing (part one)

6 min read 313 views

There is one person I trust implicitly. Perhaps more than anyone else in this world. I have confided in him with my innermost thoughts, my secrets, my fears, even my fantasies. He has been my best friend for most of my life. He has seen me at my best and most successful and my worst and most pitiful. Over the ...

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) A Confession & Reflection

4 min read 313 views

For the most part, I have been emotionally unaffected by Covid-19. Even when the virus struck our state, there was very little emotional change that I experienced. As our children were taken out of school; as professional sports around the country were canceled; as companies and local vendors closed up shop, I still remained emotionally stoic. However, that all changed when …

Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

13 min read 1163 views

The amount of paper (or perhaps keystrokes) dedicated to the issue of the role of women in Church and society is incalculable. By now it seems like everything that can and should be said about the issue has been discussed, debated, and discussed some more. No doubt this begs the question, do we really need another article addressing this topic? Yes. Why? Because ...

Why I Decided To Re-Launch The Blog (2018)

Why I Decided To Re-Launch The Blog (2018)

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In September of 2016, I made the decision to take a sabbatical from writing. When I set out to start a blog it was intended to be a theological/philosophical platform to help the Church make the reforms necessary for effectively spreading the gospel of Jesus. What I had not anticipated was just how much the Church had strayed off message by ...

EITHER, A Letter of departure, OR Give a blogger a hug

3 min read 945 views
The last year or so have proven to take a huge toll on my heart and mind. Over the last five years I have seen our culture become increasingly disunified. In the same time span I have seen the church become more divided. And it doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon. My strength has withered and my perseverance seems to be at its end. Whether or not this will be my last article I do not know – only the lord does.
When Jesus sacrificed his life: a Memorial Day reflection

When Jesus sacrificed his life: a Memorial Day reflection

3 min read 1162 views

Memorial Day is a time when we remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms. But, as I reflect on those who have sacrificed for me, I can’t help but include Jesus. As I reflect on the life of Jesus I can’t help but recognize the war he was involved in. It was a war that feels all too ...

The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

3 min read 1583 views

Part One of this series Part Two of this series Sometimes I wonder if we really believe in the Holy Spirit. We certainly acknowledge the existence of the Holy Spirit in our creeds and confessions. We talk about the Holy Spirit in church and in theology classes. We even grant the Holy Spirit its own day – Pentecost Sunday. But still, sometimes ...

Why Progressive Christians should distance themselves from John Shelby Spong’s 12 Theses

3 min read 1573 views

UPDATE (12/31/15): I would like to take a moment and thank those who provided me with “constructive” criticism related to the title of this article. I have changed the title to reflect the content of the article more accurately.    Although I dislike religious labels, if people ask, I refer to myself as a progressive Christian. When I use the word …

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

5 min read 1371 views

I’m not into the whole “end times” theological debates. I figure when it happens, it will happen. My time is better served by ministering the gospel than calculating mysterious dates and parsing phrases that unlock secret codes. I’m also not what you would call “charismatic”. By that I mean I don’t speak in tongues or practice any of the “spirit-filled” gifts. ...