Exorcist-In-Chief (Part II): Christian Optimism Is Boring – Guest Post

Christian Optimism is Boring. After Trump won the Presidential Election (God, help us all), I was surprised by my Facebook feed. It was so…boring. Granted, every single post was election-related, which was expected, but nevertheless, I. Was. So. Bored. Why? This: “Guys, let’s just all remember that no matter what happens tonight, we’re all people…

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…

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…

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…

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…