Today, there is a trend of believers, young and old, male and female questioning and even leaving the church. "I love Jesus, but I hate the church." They are sold on Jesus but hurt by the people who proclaim His name every Sunday. I know because I was one of them. I didn't necessarily remove … Continue reading The Church Divided
Arguably, Chick-fil-A has the best fast food service, period. We have never been so excited to be served chicken in a bag through a drive-thru window without getting out of our vehicle. It's never tasted so good to be served. Yet, we currently live in a culture where, outside of shopping, we are apt to try … Continue reading The other side of service.
Have you ever noticed how often the bad guy ties the good guy up and hangs him upside down? I don't know if this is a well-researched tactic by them, but it seems to rarely work. And honestly, most good guys have some serious ability to not pass out. Being upside down isn't normal, or … Continue reading Downside-Up
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