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 […]

I am a Churcharchist!

Drawing anarchy symbols all over my folders when I was in high school was not because I liked alternative music, it was an act of foreshadowing for my life with Christ. I never realized how much my thinking leaned toward anarchist ways until after many years of being sucked into a human made system called […]

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 […]

A Complete “Spectacle”

I have blurry vision, so I have to wear glasses.  The glasses I wear help me to see the world in a crisp, detailed way. However, the glasses I have must be special.  I must have anti-building, anti-institution lenses … because when I see any man-made institutional structure I tend to see right through the […]

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 […]

Hi, My Name Is…

Hi, My name is Swanny… (Hi Swanny!) I am a recovering “church”aholic. I have been sober now for over 3 years.  (hands clapping…), and I wanted to share with you what I have learned since our last meeting. Are you ready, here it goes…  I have come to learn that detoxing from any kind of substance abuse […]

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 Movement Is Needed

The way the institutional church body is set up today, everyone wants to be a hand or a foot. What is typically taught throughout many of the local church bodies is that we all need to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Well here is a newsflash… we all can not be just the […]

I Could Only Think Of Two Words…

Holy Shit! That is all I could say when I heard the news out of the Billy Graham camp.  I am at a loss for words on how sickening this is, and how blind many Christians are to the horse shit Evangelicals are up to. Jesus is not a political party people… some need to […]