Suffering And Sin

Some books of the Bible are easier to read and to understand than others. Finding the point of a passage from Philippians, for instance, is not too difficult. But what about all the craziness of Ezekiel, Daniel, or Revelation? Those aren’t so simple. Those are way more complicated, scaring off…

Wretched Idolatry

The Bible is not always as PG-rated as we would like to think. While teaching the Bible in a flippant manner is not good, I also think that there is a shock value in many Biblical texts that we are supposed to steep in rather than gloss over. Here in…

Self-Help and Gimmicks

“If you go all in and all out for the cause of Christ, there will be setbacks along the way. But remember this: Without a crucifixion there can be no resurrection! And when you have a setback, you do not take a step back, because God is already preparing your…

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Matthew 5:48 used to put me in chains. Be perfect therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. – Matthew 5:48 In college, this verse led to so much pain in my life. Instead of realizing this verse was to show us that we could never measure up to the perfection…

Grace Isn't For Me

Yesterday, I forgot the gospel. The day before, I forgot the gospel. Tuesday, I forgot the gospel. Now, I obviously don’t have a memory loss problem. (I mean not that I know of.) What I do have is a heart that is fleshly, a heart that is sinful, a heart…

Murder & Envy

Mankind is basically good. Yes, sure, we make mistakes, sometimes big ones, but deep down we’re all good people trying our best to live good lives. We have men who truly want to be good fathers, husbands, and neighbors. The women want to be good mothers, wives, and neighbors. We…

The Light of Jesus

Light. Darkness. Black. White. Truth. Falsehood. The days of clearly defined morality and truth in our culture seems to be utterly long gone now. There is no longer right or wrong, there is simply opinion and speculation. There is a grayness to just about every subject under the sun these…

Don't Go There

As I continue to write for Misfits Theology, my desire is not to seemingly unceasingly criticize and condemn the Southern Baptist church, for this is the tribe that I find myself deeply rooted in and supremely thankful for. That being said, I don’t want to stray to the other side…

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