This Christian Privilege I Enjoy

Perhaps better understanding our socioeconomic place in this part of the world will help us put ourselves in the place of those living here who are so different than us. … More This Christian Privilege I Enjoy

I Pray Selfishly

Truthfully, I’ve not known how to put this into words. While scattered, my many emotions surrounding prayer could recently be summed up with only one: frustration. I’m not frustrated with what prayer is. Actually, its most basic definitions and the degree to which we need it have become incredibly beautiful to me. The swirling cacophony … More I Pray Selfishly

Church These Days

“Good morning. I’m Joe, the pastor here. I watched pornography and masturbated several times last week. I wasn’t a good listener and spaced out several times while some of you told me about your current life situations as well. I know I have this job, but I struggled feeling like I have a direction in life and became quite angry about it. … More Church These Days

Faith (or “Being Willing to Not Know”)

If certainty about God is the destination you’re pursuing then be prepared to, if you’re an honest person, be traveling that road the rest of your life before realizing you know little more than when you started; or if you’re easily swayed by falsity and comfort, find yourself living in a tourist trap of a town that professes to have all the answers but merely consists of pretty cardboard cutouts propped up on either side of the road. … More Faith (or “Being Willing to Not Know”)

On Suffering (pt. 2)

See the first post on suffering here. All this prompted a very long and hard journey I’m still walking where every notion and idea I possessed about God has been torn to shreds to (hopefully) make room for something better. Something more “good,” as he likes to put things. One part of this journey is constantly … More On Suffering (pt. 2)