Review: “The Christians”

This was my first Lucas Hnath play at Actors Theater in Louisville, KY.  I enjoyed his unique writing that left me leaving the auditorium with more questions than answers about belief and faith.  The best part is that Lucas did not show his cards and did not force his opinion among the masses.  He did the […]

“Yoga” To Be Kidding Me…

College newspapers are not totally worthless. They are where young journalists go to learn… and espouse hatred. This was an opinion piece from a well-known “Christian” college… ____ Rethink yoga March 13, 2014 Deborah Raiees-Dana We are cultural beings. We learn what is acceptable from those around us, and that becomes our unconscious reality. When […]

A New Book Arriving Fall of 2014

Announcement For A Book Called “What We’re For” I have been quiet here on the blog since October of last year, so I needed to post something to start the new year. Well, I got the awesome call from Eric Carpenter that he was looking for authors to contribute to his book new book project.  […]

Born Again By Leaving “church”

Most professing Christians believe that being “born again” occurs in this life upon “receiving Jesus.” Well to me I think that teaching I heard for years, getting pounded into my cranium, is hogwash. It was not until I read and discussed my readings about this subject that it started to become less foggy.  My findings […]

Separation FROM “church” and “state”…

… that is exactly what I want to be separated from.. church, state, and any other man-made piece of BS institution. If looking at the whole bible as a book written to reveal Christ to us, which I feel is the essence of Christianity, then I feel Christians should dig deep and reconsider the relationship […]

I am an “I Don’t Know” Christian

I will take “Doctrinal Differences” for $1000 Alex… … a phrase in referring to the resolution of a conflict (usually a debate or quarrel) in which all parties tolerate but do not accept the opposing position or positions. What is “Agreeing to Disagree” … Correct! This term typically occurs when all sides recognize that further […]

A Cliché-Free Church

You know everything happens for a reason, right? People are dying in tragic events everyday and are moving on to a better place.  So if you died, do you know where you would go? Well since you are not dead, let me share my faith with you and then maybe you can come to church […]

Picking Cherries…

I have noticed a frustrating trend when it comes to discussing Christianity and Church, particularly regarding whether or not a church should pass doctrine as absolute, especially when that doctrine has a possibility of not actually solving the problem it is allegedly designed to solve.  Ever been in a discussion about a debatable doctrinal rule?  […]

Is Being Busy A Good Problem?

If you live in America, and attend a traditional church, or mega-church, or really any church that wants to “grow” its membership numbers, you have probably heard many people tell you how “busy” they are.  Saying you are “busy” has become a default response to say when someone asks how you are doing. It seems […]