Confessions of An Aspiring Runner

When I run, I am only there. I recently finished¬†a memoir by one of my favorite writers, Haruki Murakami, and it made me feel one particular emotion: conviction [1]. Here is a guy who was just a jazz club owner in his twenties and on one particular night, after attending a baseball game, felt like…

Controversial: Why I Write What I Write

I was hungry… My friend Jeremy and I were having a celebratory breakfast because finals, and my anxiety, were momentarily appeased! He was being an encouragement to me, and I gave him some encouragement as well. After catching up over our meal, I began to share with him my insecurities and some of the issues…

Who Is the Hero of the Story?

Who is the hero of the story? For years I had defined my faith in a series of propositions and clever systematic conclusions. This was the meaning and answer behind everything I did. That was until I actually encountered the living Christ! Seriously, there were tears, laughter and an intense sense of wonder overflowing from…

Redemption Day.

I first heard this song from the posthumously released Johnny Cash album, America VI: Ain’t No Grave. It was originally written by Sheryl Crow, and the lyrics speak loud and clear to the times. Sharing art, stories and ideas that move me is one of things I hope to do more on this website. This…

Logos! Logos! Logos!

I have told you before… I have told you before: we who have received Jesus as King of the worlds, are part of that plan to transform society all around us by default. I have told you before: we are little lights in the darkness, whom are frequently misunderstood yet guaranteed to win others by…

Naked: Where The Gospel Begins

When one opens up the Bible (or any sacred books!) it can be an intimidating experience. Where does one start? The simple answer: the beginning. How does the beginning begin? Naked! Genesis 1-3… I am not talking about half-nudes running around conveniently covering themselves for the family portrait. I’m talking about completely nude people, unaware…

Who Is Our Leader?

“It is not adherents of a teaching but followers of a life Christ is looking for.”-Kierkegaard Why are there so many denominations? Have you ever wondered that, because I have! Enumerable¬†denominations or “tribes” have become the central refutation I’m given by people who do not follow the Jesus way, and for many, it is a…