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Guilt Trip Gospels and The Fate of Humanity

The gospel is not something that offends the heart while enticing the mind, nor is it something that satisfies the heart while failing the mind. Continue reading


The Myth of Eternal Hell

Some of you are reading this title and already thinking I’ve gone theologically ‘soft’ to make Christianity more appealing, taking an easy-to-swallow theology. I want to preface this by saying that the church does not make any theology that it does not teach easy to swallow. I seek only the truth here and knowing the … Continue reading

Redemption of Desire

It has been a while since writing in my series on decision making. I want to conclude the series with a well referenced, and easily referenced, synopsis of goodness, decision making, and sin. This is a tough topic to wrap your head around all at once, and it has taken me a long time to … Continue reading

On Religious Freedom

I write this to see my brothers and sisters rest in the hope that is the one true savior of humanity. This savior is not in our government, it’s not in our political persuasions, it’s not in our “good deeds” or moral compass, and it’s not in our freedom. The Supreme Court of the US … Continue reading

Thinking About ‘Noah’

I saw the movie Noah this past weekend, and before and after seeing it, I knew this movie was going to catch some attention from the American church. The movie got a 75% on Rotten Tomatoes (compared to the 20% God’s Not Dead got, at $9.1 million in the box office after several weeks), grossed $44 … Continue reading

Christian Thought on Homosexuality

Apparently there isn’t too much of it going around. Mantras are repeated and foolish arguments are had.  In light of the recent focus on certain public statements and the conversations I’ve had, I think it’s necessary to clear the air on some things. I recognize that by what I am about to say I will … Continue reading

The Weight of Choice

So far in this series, we have discussed what good is, that we don’t always do good, and that it is within our power to choose whether or not we do good. Earlier I suggested that contemporary, western decision making skills have put our society into the doldrums. So let us talk about how we … Continue reading

Choice vs The Way We Are

This is part two in a series about human decision making. The first part can be found here. There are some important things that need to be established before we go on with thinking about decision making. These may seem like they should go without saying to most people, but they frequently debated. In fact, … Continue reading


I encountered a question a few months ago that has sent me on a sort of journey of discovery. My purpose for writing this is that you might have the chance to process this with me. That being said, I’m going to write this over multiple posts, going step by step so that we can … Continue reading

Burned by the Church

“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle.” Been reading stories today about people who have left the church. By far the most common reason for leaving is being hurt by Christians or the … Continue reading

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