Blog Post From The Edge
Jun20

Blog Post From The Edge

(Yes, the blog post title was completely ripped of from Carrie Fisher’s book “Postcards from the Edge.”) I haven’t written a while and this post is going to be one that I know some folks will wish I didn’t write.  I know this going in.  However, I just feel the need…in the spirit of the time I did Mustard Seed Year…to write this and be completely open and honest with what’s happening in...

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Stop Justifying Hate Speech
May31

Stop Justifying Hate Speech

America has reached a point where hatred of a political opponent is so intense that it’s justifying someone mocking photos of terrorists beheading victims with a beheading of the President of the United States. This is how far the United States has fallen.   Sure, we’ve had times of passionate debate and that’s been around since the start of the country. However, even in the worst of times such as around the Civil War, you didn’t...

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Depression 101 for Pastors
Apr23

Depression 101 for Pastors

I visited a church this morning on my home church quest at the recommendation of a trusted relative. And it took a lot of internal strength not to get up and leave in the middle of the sermon. The pastor had the audacity to say that if you have depression you’re putting your emotions ahead of the Holy Spirit.  That if you wanted to really follow Christ, you needed to work to put the Spirit ahead of your emotions.   This, of...

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Why Now, Pastor Piper?
Jan20

Why Now, Pastor Piper?

Anyone who knows me for any length of time knows that I think very highly of Pastor John Piper and have been a student of his writings and teachings.  I’m not prone to “Pastor Worship” so I won’t say I hold him up as some kind of idol but when I have a theological question Piper is one of the men whose writings and thoughts I will read and consider in prayer. That’s why I’m writing this post.  His...

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The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating
Dec07

The Friend Zone Shows What’s Wrong with Dating

If you are one of the 3 or 4 people on the planet unfamiliar with the Friend Zone, it’s when a man or woman (USUALLY a man) has a romantic desire for a friend of the opposite sex and that friend, while they like you, don’t see you as “romantic” material. And I’m coming to realize that what gets put into the Friend Zone is highlighting just about all that’s bad about being single in America and...

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Trying To Break Through
Dec05

Trying To Break Through

The battle of depression is something that is more than just “do something that makes you feel good.” One thing that I’ve fought over the years is one of the items that contributes to my feeling depressed is that I wanted to have something that is an output of my mind and creativity that is accepted in some way by peers.  Now, I get some of this through my job.  However, journalism is not fantasy or fiction, and...

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