Winning Millennials For the Kingdom of God (part 2)

As the old saying goes: “the purpose of the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable*.” I was seriously concerned that I sounded too passionate whenever my literature professor brought up the gospel narrative, but I almost couldn’t help it. Jesus, as I have experienced it, was intoxicating. He was, and is,…

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…

Confessions of a Recovering Cynic

Confessions of a Recovering Cynic Birth of a Cynical Worldview I am currently undergoing a pretty unpleasant phase in the journey of my faith. Although I had seen many people go through it before, and I swore up and down I’d never be one of those people, for reasons I don’t quite grasp myself, I…

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…

I Don’t Want to Go to Heaven

I was recently going to eat some southern Texas bar-b-cue with my wife, and as we pulled up to the restaurant I was already salivating. Walking up to the cashier to give her our order, I noticed a stack of gospel tracts for the customer to grab. On the front of the tract the following question was…