I Was a Persecuted Christian

I was a persecuted Christian. What I believed and knew to be true was mocked and derided, but that was only the beginning. My religious liberties were threatened, and the very practice of my faith was challenged every day. The culture around me wanted to eradicate my Christianity through media, academia, and political maneuvering. It […]

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Death by Death

He didn’t look like himself. I guess no one really does hooked up to medical machines keeping the body and brain alive. Here was my Papa in the final hours of his life though. He went into surgery for some heart issues and never came back to us. I got the chance to tell him […]

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Giving Up Church for Lent

I gave up church for Lent. It wasn’t intentional. It was a complete accident. But the last Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) has come and gone, and my place in the pews remains empty. I’ve only been attending since mid-advent in December, but already I feel a place in this little building that is mine. […]

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Lifted Up in the Darkness

Jesus once said, “Just like Moses lifted up a snake in the wild so the people afflicted by a curse could be healed, so must the Son of Man be lifted up so that all may come and live.” Or something like that. Jesus talked a lot about his death, about what his disciples could […]

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The Unknown God

Divinity is unknown. The divine may be experienced in mystical ways, but it is an experience of the divine, not an experience with the divine. And that with is what I crave. I know god in some cognitive and emotional ways, but it’s still an ethereal knowledge, not a physical, real, having coffee with, hugging […]

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