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Charles Manson: Son of God

Public Domain

  Unaware of what I was getting myself into, I jumped in one of those motorcycle taxi things. I had no idea that such a contraption could travel so fast. Honestly, it felt like the damn thing was going to fall to pieces at any moment. When we finally arrived at the center of the […]

A Short Theology of Sleep

Alexander Possingham / Unsplash

    “What’s taking so long?” The restaurant seemed to attract assholes. It seemed like rudeness grew by the hour. When she got in her car, she let out a sigh of relief. She began to drive home. After kissing her kids, she arrived at the place she had longed for all day. Laying down […]

Lay Down Your Body

DigitalJournal

  How far would I go?   How far would you go?   The halls were dark. Time was drawing to a close. Every step was accompanied by the same words, “Dead body walking.” There was also a whisper, “I was in prison…” Something seemed to be close. The roomed seemed so far away. Fear […]

The Breach: Bullshit

NASA / Unsplash

  If it weren’t for my children, I wouldn’t go to church. I think I’d probably be in a better place spiritually if I didn’t.   One does not have to go to a place to meet God. No matter where we go, God is there.   The idea that there is a breach between […]

Cowards.

Christopher Dombres / Wikimedia

  Dozens and dozens of people were dead. The images were horrific. Yet again, someone opened fire on a church. With images of blood fresh on my mind, I went to the leadership of our church. Out of fear, I suggested that we hire armed security for the church. Everyone agreed. Even though I felt […]

Apostasy: God, Guns and Sutherland

Webster's

    In the beginning, God created guns. God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule with guns.”   So God created humanity with guns in their hands.   It was not long before humans started killing each other.   In their depravity, humans roamed the earth […]

The Color of 34.

Jenna S / Unsplash

  Today. I am. May the grace of God and the comfort of God’s brilliance…guide your heart, mind, body and soul…now and forevermore…world without end.   Amen.   The room was devoid of all color. I was exhausted. I had no defenses. Fear crawled up my spine. Deep anxiety trickled back down. Hell! Hell! Hell! […]

The Eternality of Souls

Wikimedia

  There is a church a few blocks from our house. I run by it everyday. Though I’ve known about their theology for some time, I’ve always wanted to hear more. I’m not interested in joining…I know enough to have firmly made that decision…but Their are parts I’ve wanted to know more about. In the […]

Scout Schultz: Dying to Live

Georgia Public Broadcasting

  I can remember that night. I wanted to take all of the pills. I was done. Repeatedly, I’d looked for help. Repeatedly, I’d come up empty. The room grew smaller and smaller. I had nowhere to go. Sweat poured everywhere. I prayed. That shit didn’t help. God seemed so far away. God was fake. […]

Stormy Theology

NASA

  Throughout existence, humans have leaned into storms to hear a word from beyond. It doesn’t matter where that beyond is. Beyond is beyond. Though the conclusions are varied, they all come from a lived reality. Theology is found in such realities. Theology is found in the storm.   “God was with us.” “God saved […]

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