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 […]

The Pleasure Business

Pornographers don’t sell pornography; they provide orgasms. I know the institutional church thinks pornography is a sin, but they sure do like their business practices.  No, institutional churches are not selling pornography, but they do provide orgasms of a different more mental form. As I started to question why I was doing what I was […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Yard Signs Are Back

Just when I thought the political season was over when Obama won that first Tuesday of November, the yard signs are back out to promote the next political event happening on December 24th … yes it is the Christmas Eve service. This is one of the main days a church marketing department drools, and comes […]

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 […]

The “F” Word

The F-word is farce.  “A foolish show, a mockery, a ridiculous sham” We spend our whole lives making sure no one sees the cracked pieces we are so desperately trying to hold together. In my prior institutional church life, people would just sit in the seats waiting for the show, and God forbid you try […]

A New Book Coming Out In November

I am excited to read a new publication coming out this November called “Finding Church”. The main facilitator, and author, of this awesome community project is Jeremy Myers who blogs over at Till He Comes.  He is writing posts with a quick snippet of who each author is that told their story about Finding Church.  […]