We’ll Take It From Here

The gospel isn’t yours anymore  You don’t get to mandate how it is shared  The pleas from the disadvantaged, the downtrodden, the despised; warned you, but you rejected their counsel  You have participated in the great mockery of the faith, letting go of your previous convictions — While the grifter…

My Racial Indifference (an apology)

I was so wrong to think and behave that way. It took this year and this season in my life, for me to realize I was indifferent to racism, yet I assumed I was adequately sympathetic and thoughtful. I am deeply regretful and so sorry for my insensitivity in walking out of the film. Yes, others did as well, but I can only speak for myself. I can assume some of the filmmakers and others in attendance were bothered by such a display of displeasure. I didn’t realize I was being cowardly and insensitive, while exercising my right to reject the remainder of the screening.

Deliverance

It’s late and I can’t sleep — another week in mid-2020, so it’s the ideal time to write about how I feel about the state of the world in this little blog I’ve called Deliver Us From Bad Theology. I put these words together early last year, while in deep…

From Condemnation To Compassion

Deciding to write a piece that mentions the word abortion about 20x has taken me through the gamut of deep breath-taking, some hand shaking and the willingness to expose my limits of expertise; while praying for discernment and courage, with levels of trepidation. It is likely the most polarizing issue in the…

Belonging

Where do you belong? Who do you belong to? What belongs to you? I wrestle with these words. As I ponder and wonder about true belonging, some thoughts come to mind that I believe have significance in sharing today. I don’t belong to anyone. I do belong to someone. I…

Beautiful Awakening

Last night, I was looking at some of my old writings I’d kept deeply hidden in cloud files (assuming ‘clouds’ are private). Sometimes only a paragraph. Sometimes a full page. Sometimes I wrote and stopped in mid-sentence …. I can’t remember all those moments, per se, but I have memories…

Thriving Mothers …. and Others

As Mother’s Day 2020 rolls on, I find myself itching to get out complicated expressions — some I don’t know how to properly articulate. So, here is my attempt to speak what is in my heart, through these words. So many wonderful memories of our mothers, our children; mothers we…

When Salvation Met Science

As a kid in school, I didn’t take much interest in science courses. There were the standards: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with some curriculum on the fundamentals of Geology, Archaeology and Sociology. I wish I‘d realized back then how extremely cool science is and that getting good grades would have…

Getting Out Of My Shell

In many ways, I am still inside my shell — afraid to be exposed to the harsh-world elements, before it’s time to pop out of the safety of my hardened exterior. At least that’s what I thought before reading today about the typical life of an oyster …“In order to…

Pandemic Insanity — Yours, Mine and Theirs

Today, I woke up feeling drained and low on optimism — day #41 (I think, but I really try not to count) since a typical day, pre-“staying home” orders. Staring at those words for a few moments …. well, how to top that statement? I’ve basically started this Wednesday morning in…

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