My decision to leave the church and all organized religion has been a slow-evolving one and wasn’t prompted by any one particular event. I do not feel any significant personal injury by anyone I’ve known from the churches I’ve been a part of. So why would I leave? ....
As you may have noticed, I've refurbished this blog with a fresh coat of paint and a new name! The new name is a better reflection of where I'm at and what I'd like to do here, which is to mercilessly influence you to think exactly like me, of course. ...
Half a century, and finally,What I feel is what I say andWhat I say is what I mean. What I mean is that others, so usedto my gargantuan efforts to be good,Don’t understand my efforts to be real.They find me coming up short. From the poem, “Crossing Some Ocean in Myself”, by Mark Nepo Click... Continue Reading →
I believe the church as a social entity is dying and that's disheartening to realize. Throughout history, there have been foundational movements and moments where believers have ignited vital moral changes in society. While there are certainly dark days in the moral history of Christianity, there have also been important contributions to education, healthcare, the... Continue Reading →
God of the universe, Whoever you are, Whatever you are, Why ever you choose to hear this ....or palaver with us at all, We thank you for this bird, bean, and root. We suspect that you created the earth ....from which it came ....and sustained the soil from which it grew. Though we are perplexed... Continue Reading →
If you were neck-deep in Christian subculture in the 70s and 80s, you would have probably been aware of a series of short cartoon tracts that were passed around by evangelicals in their efforts to sway unbelievers to repent of their sins and be saved from eternal damnation. One in particular comes to mind when... Continue Reading →
On the morning after the election, the sentiment from those who voted for Donald Trump was a quick and unified message saying, “Let’s start the healing process.” Even President Obama gave himself whiplash with the distinctly different tone, from explaining that Trump was “unfit” to be President on Friday to saying today that “We are... Continue Reading →
I try to steer clear of politics on this blog, but as you all know, this election cycle has been a cyclone of political horror as the King of Bombast and Banality has faced off against the Queen of IPES (Inappropriate Personal Email Servers). So I can't help it. I have to break my blog... Continue Reading →
Celebrating 10 years of marriage with Krista today. I have so much respect and love for this woman and the wisdom, strength, beauty, and gentleness she radiates on a daily basis. I’ve said “I love you” maybe 8000 times in that span. I once heard a fancy preacher say that love is simply a commitment... Continue Reading →