Idealism and Realism

One of the difficulties with living is when our ideals come crashing against the rock of reality. That is, I have a dream gets hosed down by the injustices of mediocrity and status quo. I have been walking through the Core Values of our church plant, Christ the...

Broken In The Fall

From the cleft of the rock I fell Fast and hard Yet it was a drifting. A floating Gravity of self-sufficient pride and curiosity Believing I knew. I could not be told. Because I would not listen For your finger had pushed me out. You said it was coming. You warned me...

On Conformity

As much as I hate to admit it, Christians push conformity. Conformity to the wrong things. Being shaped by a group and set of ideals is inherent to being part of a group–be it Christian, straight edge, atheist. But I am speaking about and to my tribe. Over the...

God’s Broad Shoulders

One of the fascinating aspects of my profession is that I come in contact with a lot of Christians who want to engage with their faith in a deep way. Rather than being content with showing up on Sunday or being CINO (Christian In Name Only), these folks want to...

When Darkness Hides His Lovely Face

As many close friends know, I am a pretty outgoing person. What many of those same people may not know is that I often have bouts with darkness. It’s not that I try to hide it, but I have found that people don’t like talking about the darkness. We’re...