Donuts are Heretical!

Gabe’s Lost His Mind Given the strain of the pandemic and the fact that I have the same Myers-Brigg personality as the Joker and Captain Jack Sparrow its quite understandable that I would snap go to the dark side of the force. But I promise this isn’t what’s going on.…

Loving my #blacklivesmatter neighbor

The following is a sermon I plan to give tomorrow. “Love… your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Talking to a young lady about the Enneagram the other day. We were trying to work together to help her figure out her number. The Enneagram is a personality type system that helps…

That Your Fruit Should Abide: Love in the Hard Times

If you’ve been hanging around Misfits for a while, you’ve probably come across some discussion around the words “orthodoxy” and “orthopraxy”. In short, in the Christian conversation, orthodoxy is a question of correct belief, and orthopraxy is a question of correct behavior. The Christian life requires both. If our beliefs…

Virtual Communion in the Age of Covid-19

Since the arrival of COVID-19 American church life has been disrupted. Not only are we not able to gather together physically for many of us serving in liturgical and sacramental traditions there has been a suspicion of online worship. Anything that looks or, in this case, streams like a non-denominational…

Nicaea Is Enough: A Response

In 2017 a professor from the university I attended wrote a blog post titled “Is Nicaea Enough?” I’ve been thinking about that subject a lot recently. Nicaea is, in fact, enough. Here’s my take on it. But First I Want To Say… Too often “Christians’ ‘ view other “Christians’ ‘…

The Redemptive Work of Shusaku Endō’s Silence

Hilariously, I was mostly through a 20oz cup of what I thought was decaf coffee at 8:00pm, when I realized I had gotten distracted while pouring said coffee and had, in fact, gotten full-caf. That was when I knew tonight was the night I would finally buckle down and complete…

Silence in the Time of COVID

I know, I know, how can I possibly have more to say about silence in the life of the believer? Well, aside from the fact that I still have the capstone of my series on silence in literature left to write, a few things have happened this week that have…

The Redemptive Work of Silence: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

If you have not already read my post about Anne Brontë’s novel Agnes Grey, you can find that here. The post includes some insights about Brontë’s faith and how it motivated her characters and storylines. Brontë’s second and final novel was The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. At the time of…

The Redemptive Work of Silence: Agnes Grey

As the time has approached for me to write what will likely be the final three installments of my series on the redemptive work of silence, I’ve found it harder and harder to be able to adequately summarize these works that have meant so much to me. This season of…

I Smell Universalism

I Smell Universalism Universalism has been in the airs these days. No doubt the raised awareness is due in part to the fact David Bently Hart recently published a book on the topic. Adam, my friend and co-blogger recently read Hart’s book, and that has provoked conversations between us. My…

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