Lenten Remix 31: Hell Exists and It’s Here


*I created the above hand depiction of the thoughts of this article.   I refused to engage. The finer points of theology have never been all that interesting to me. Then, an argument about hell bubbled up. The liberals argued that hell didn’t exist. The conservatives declared that hell was central to our faith. I’d […]

Resisting Mugabe in Zimbabwe


  Dirt has been a constant companion. Like air, you’re constantly breathing it in and exhaling it out. When the bus arrived, I passed through the red fog to the climb up into my seat. Before I could even think, the driver looked at me and said, “Why do you remain silent about what’s going […]

The Church: The Escape (Part11of15)


*Though this is definitely outside of what I normally write, I’ve decided to publish a novella entitled “The Church.” From Nov. 30 to Dec. 15, I will be publishing the work of fiction in 15 parts. Each day, I will publish a part of the story of Christian and his quest to plant the largest […]

Would Jesus Call the Police?


  Last Tuesday night, someone called the police and reported a homeless man with a dog harassing people in Venice Beach. A short time after police arrived, one of the responding officers shot unarmed Brendon Glenn dead. In the understatement of the year, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck described the shooting as “concerning.” […]