Joie de Vivre: John!

Who can understand the pitfalls of the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers except the dreamers, the visionaries, and the hearers? I’m convinced no one does (except God)… so convinced that I think it will make a fantastic premise for another book. (Yay! I love starting new things… oh dear. Let’s not talk about that.)Continue reading “Joie de Vivre: John!”

Grace To You

Trauma is the abused whipping dog of media. A personal trauma unfolds into a shared trauma which spreads into a campaign, an awareness, a cautionary tale from a mounted platform which is then retold in a thousand and one news clips — repinned, retweeted, reshared — and passed beneath the covers of a thousand ‘fictional’Continue reading “Grace To You”

Spiritual Travelogue: Why Leave That?

vertheless, I have learned to be grateful for some silences, for the writer’s fears are not unlike the writer’s friends’ own. I have flayed my heart, time and time again

Part 2: Structures ‘In Spirit & in Truth’

How a thing starts often sets the course of orthopraxy (church practices). It is impossible not to notice the two very different structures adhered to between Charismatic / Full Gospel / Evangelical and the more traditional, even Catholic, structures of those who follow liturgies or the formal training of Presbyterian / Lutheran / Methodist /Continue reading “Part 2: Structures ‘In Spirit & in Truth’”

The Church ‘In Spirit & In Truth’ (And Those Seeking)

What if I told you that there is an entire population of sheep desiring to be in church, wanting to be in communion with the saints, moving in and out of your churches in search of Living Water, lacking an earthly Shepherd? Certainly, one pastor might say: “These are the malcontents.” Indeed, another hireling supposes:Continue reading “The Church ‘In Spirit & In Truth’ (And Those Seeking)”

Making The Secular Sacred (And Other Damnable Lies)

It’s amazing how many scripture verses an article can be smeared with while still denying the truth. The Pharisees were expert at this too… I came across an article this morning titled, “A Note of Sanity about Halloween”, written by a “disciple”, Joe McKeever. After setting up with a story about someone who was literallyContinue reading “Making The Secular Sacred (And Other Damnable Lies)”

Children Wisdom

While any parent can benefit from what I am about to share, this is specifically for those saints who have become too comfortable in their settings and, especially, in the church building. Statistically speaking, many already know that a child is multiples of times more likely to be abused by a family member or closeContinue reading “Children Wisdom”

Vultures

One laughs, while the other screams praise; Circling overhead, their motives are the same. Amanda Jump, 2005 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. Matthew 24:28 There’s been an uptick in carcasses and vultures lately. Has anyone else noticed? There once was a man on YouTube, who strongly cautioned saints, diagramed BiblicalContinue reading “Vultures”