Confidence is something I've always struggled with growing up. (I'm writing this in the context that I never really grew up.) I also know confidence is a struggle for many other people taking part in this thing scholars, philosophers, a mothers call life. Some people don't struggle with confidence. They walk, talk, eat, and sleep … Continue reading Humble Confidence
“I’m good.” Raise your hand if you have ever responded to the question ‘How are you?’ this way? Now put it down because you’re reading a blog by yourself and no one else can see your hand. No one really raised their hand, I know. I think we always assume that most people expect nothing … Continue reading I’m not okay
Dear church, I love you. But we can't go on like this. You've always been there for me. Since the day I was born. For twenty three years you have given me community that has helped become the man I am today. You helped raise me. You taught me who Jesus is and who I … Continue reading A love letter to the church.
Stop. Do not enter. Unless, you know, you want to be endlessly judged, stared at, told what you're doing wrong and the like. More often than not, those not already plugged into a church will not enter solely based off of fear of judgement, rejection, or isolation. "I've been a member of my church for … Continue reading The Church: danger zone
Earlier this week, we celebrated the life of the remarkable Martin Luther King Jr. This man was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. He was an influential mind, deep heart, and leading lifestyle. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his life fighting for equality for the discriminated minority communities. Schools and restaurants were separated. … Continue reading Erasing Hatred.
Too often we find ourselves playing hide and seek with God, who is offering peace from whatever we fear.
This is the story of Christmas and Jesus' birth from the perspective of King Herod