Welcome to UNenlightenment!

Greetings and welcome to my blog! This blog is my little place on the internet where all of my diverse personalities come together. When I started this blog in 2011, I could not have imagined that I would still be writing 10 years later. Nor could I have imagined the journey some of these writings would take. writings on theology, religion, culture, philosophy, poetry, have transversed the world and returned introducing me to individuals I would not have otherwise met. As this new decade begins I look forward to sharing my thoughts and insights for another 10 years.

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! 

Newest Articles

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

How Political Arrogance and Ignorance Prevents Progress

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I generally don't write about politics. Most of my writing focuses specifically on theological/cultural/biblical issues. However, the recent tragedy in Charleston and the overall incompetent response by politicians and the public at large have provoked an almost unbearable frustration. ******* I am constantly underwhelmed and overburdened by those who are elected to lead our country. Maybe I am an idealist but I ...

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

6 min read 1637 views

This article is based upon a readers request. If you are interested in requesting a topic, you can do so HERE. *********** The problem of evil, suffering, and pain are those topics which are commonly used in philosophical arguments against the existence of God. However, there are also practical concerns when it comes to the problem of evil as well. I am ...

Real or Unreal: Why Conservative Christianity Fears Progressive Christianity

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For the next month, a consortium of Christian churches in the town of Fountain Hills, Arizona is hosting a series of seminars called “Progressive Christianity: Fact or Fiction”. The series is aimed at providing a buffer against questions that have arisen surrounding a progressive church in the area. The debate between progressive and conservative Christianity is not new. Most of…

Biblical Marriage

Biblical Marriage

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Christians, Death, And Embracing Grief

Christians, Death, And Embracing Grief

2 min read 779 views

When a loved one dies, we suffer at the deepest emotional level. The shock of our loved one no longer being present with us reminds us of our own mortality. When we grieve we do not grieve for our loved one - we grieve for ourselves. We grieve because we are reminded of how short life is; how fragile our ...

Racism and the Church

1 min read 744 views

A short post today. This is heavy on my heart… When will we get our priorities in order? When will we start standing up for those who need us just as Christ would? I believe the Church can be great. I believe the church can still bring hope to this world, but not until it eliminates its politics. Not until…

Either, how many Christians misunderstand sin; OR, loving like a Pharisee

Either, how many Christians misunderstand sin; OR, loving like a Pharisee

4 min read 679 views

I suppose it shouldn't surprise me anymore, but it still does. I recently came across an article talking about how the song “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town has been banned by many country radio stations around the country. As the argument goes, the song promotes the “gay agenda”. Of course anyone who actually listens to the song knows this ...

Reflections On The Cross: An Easter Meditation

Reflections On The Cross: An Easter Meditation

4 min read 579 views

Only writers and thinkers can appreciate the neurotic tendencies they have to write down ideas. I have notebooks stationed everywhere and usually carry a small journal with me as well. I, like other writers and thinkers, are prone to waking up in the middle of the night and having an uncontrollable need to write a thought down. It’s a little ...

EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

6 min read 731 views

Perhaps it was the obtrusive cross necklace that I received attending my last DC Talk concert, which hung precariously from my neck. Or, maybe, it was the multicolored WWJD bracelet I proudly displayed upon my wrist. If you were a Christian teen in the 90’s much of your identity was formulated through the accoutrements you possessed. I mean how else…

Liberal Fundamentalism: why I am leaving the emerging church conversation

Liberal Fundamentalism: why I am leaving the emerging church conversation

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To my liberal friends I am a conservative. To my conservative friends I am a liberal. Thus is the plight of one who finds himself in the proverbial middle. Why the middle? Because often it seems that what is true or real lies between the antithetical extremes. The middle is hard to maintain. Both sides are always seducing you in their ...