Vulnerable Faith

Some would have us believe that their are kind hearted people out here that are still at risk of hell because they won’t say, or have not said a prayer. That’s not faith, thats legalism. Allow your faith to be vulnerable and experience the actual joy that’s everlasting. Some would have us believe that their…

The Danger of Toxic Religion

In the Old Testament, the Israelite’s are called upon to destroy the Amalekites numerous times. The Amalekites are the infidels of the Judeo-Christian Bible. They are the unbelievers, the apostates, and the Jews are called to rid the world of them. In 1 Samuel, the Bible reads, “And utterly destroy all that they have, and…

The Peace of Humanism

Philippians 4:7 (ESV) 7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds…” Peace. From the Greek word, εἰρήνη (eirene), in which some translations can also mean tranquility. Tranquil. That term just screams calm, breathe, silence, soft breeze, birds chirping, nature’s beauty. I am curious what one must think…

The paradox of god’s paintings

When I was a teenager I went with my church on a “mission trip” (name assigned to trips dedicated to sharing Jesus with unsuspecting strangers) to Chinle, AZ at the Navajo nation reservation. Nothing like continuing to ruin a populations culture through religious dogma hundreds of years after we did it the first time. Anyways,…

Why your god is not real

Is there a god? The age-old question that has been debated, and wrote about for ages. In reality, I believe that is a senseless question to have. In a world where religious motivated violence plagues everyone’s peace, the important question to ask is whether or not your god is real. When we live in a…

The Selfishness of Religion

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (Joh 3:16 ESV) Oh, how special you are. You, being specifically a human, are special. Everything was created for your benefit, for your pleasure (but not too much pleasure, that is…

The randomness of science or the mysteries of god?

I often heard in my “Bible-belt” culture of East Texas claim that god works in mysterious ways. That phrase became taboo over the years, even in Christian circles, because apparently there is nothing mysterious about god, because everything he does is promised in black and white ink (some red for you red-letter edition folks) in…

Godless Motivation

Motivation for life is something that has been written about, and spoken about to no end. Throughout every century, successful people have written about how they became successful, and specifically how they have overcome obstacles. These books fly off the shelves, and seminars are sold-out in no time. People from all walks of life flock…

My hope for you for 2018

The year in review: The good 2017 has been an amazing, joyful, liberating, hurtful, divisive, difficult year. I started this year with an amazing gift from K9s for Warriors, receiving my service dog, Dozer. I was on a waiting list for her for almost two years, and you can read more about what she has…

What is this Christmas about anyways?

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Mat 1:23 KJV) Christmas is a time of year in which most people in America try and suggest that there is a “war on Christmas”. However, we know…