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…

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…

God And Country, the After Party!

“Here I am.” Many people have read my previous article on the very present need for believers everywhere to rid themselves of the leaven of the political fire. This is not to say that Jesus was not political, for He was! But Jesus was political in the sense that he was consistent in His deconstruction…

St. Patrick & the Druids

If you are like me then the only thing you know about St. Patrick is the beer and the color green. You also know that if you don’t wear green, and your friends are childish, you will receive pinches of love until you throw on an article of clothing with a shade of green. While…

Noah & the News

Here we are. It is upon us…another earthquake, famine, pestilence, war, and possible upheaval of an entire economic system. Another group has declared war on a group it does not appreciate for existing. And the news has begun to raise the anxiety level of a country of fatalists. What is it we normally would conclude?…

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…

Why Obama Is Right About Religion

I was wearing my smile after narrowly finishing my espresso and my new friend was wearing a military hat and hoping to go into law school after he graduated. After a few minutes of conversing, his friends arrived, and he began to talk about a roommate problem. This led to his declarations of confusion and mystery…

Artificial Heart

I am only human. This is my problem. This is our problem. Or is it?   When I say the word “human,” what does this invoke in you? Does it make you excited and filled with wonder? Or does it make you contemplate on how fallen you are? Over the years the word “human” has…

2014

What a year 2014 was! I am not sure if I could ever clearly communicate the things that have occurred in my heart, as well as my brain, over the last 12 months. To be honest, I feel like 2011-2013 was a build up to prepare me for 2014. Now I am not one of…