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The Art of BEing (part one)

The Art of BEing (part one)

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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

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) A Confession & Reflection

4 min read 276 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 ...

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

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

3 min read 918 views

This is my first article in four months. Although that may not sound like a long time, to a blogger it’s an eternity. I have taken a much-needed writing sabbatical in order to rest and get re-energized. Unfortunately, neither has happened. The last year or so have proven to take a huge toll on my heart and mind. Over the ...

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

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

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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

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

3 min read 1532 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 “progressive”, ...

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

5 min read 1317 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. …

A Meditation: The Beauty of Being Holy

A Meditation: The Beauty of Being Holy

2 min read 800 views

I think many of us misunderstand the concept of holiness. Many of us think of holiness in terms of ethics; that is, we think holiness = perfection. In actuality, the call for us to “be holy” has nothing to do with our moral behavior per se. Instead, holiness means “to be set apart”. For example, in 1 Peter 1:16 we are ...