It is with a deep sense of foreboding that I reflect on the world in which I find myself and speak this word of warning to my brothers and sisters in Christ. Continue reading A Warning to The Church in America
The Church may have its problems, but the Church is not the problem! Continue reading Lent 2019 | Day 4: The Comfort of Grace
Surgery should not be performed with axes. We are so good at cutting off the arm when all we are trying to remove is a mole. Continue reading Lent 2018 | Day #28: The Church
I’ll be honest, I’ve struggled with whether to post anything about the recent events in Charlottesville surrounding race. Partly because so many have already posted wonderful responses. Partly because I wanted to do more than just react. But mostly because I have been wondering to myself: “Will anything actually change?” Some of my skepticism comes from my awareness that the sinfulness of humanity is … Continue reading Will Anything Actually Change?
Do you ever just wonder how you are viewed by other people? Or even recognize the way you view everyone else?
I have realized that over time and as I have gotten older I am more self-conscious of myself, becoming more aware of the ways I act and the words I say. Though in some ways this has been a positive in my life it has also brought about some negatives. Continue reading “People Aren’t Projects”
To my former youth,
If you were a member of a youth ministry that I served, this is for you.
I offer my thoughts to you as an act of love. In light of recent events I want to offer one more lesson. Take it our leave it. That’s up to you. I just feel like I should say something. While there will be ongoing commentary as to what happened, how it happened, should it have happened, and what will have to be done by those on both sides, I feel compelled to offer some words to you, my former youth, who will and are living in a world very different from the one I grew up in. Continue reading “A Letter to My Former Youth”