I vow to let go of past failures and strengthen what remains so I can be a better version of myself each day. Not let go of them completely, as in forget them, but take my fear, shame, mistakes and misgivings, and put them under my feet.
The false teaching that idolizes men, while subordinating and harming women has been allowed to run rampant in the Church in the name of “Biblical Gender Roles” for too long. This teaching reduces women to objects created by God as an afterthought to please and take care of men. It blames women when men lust […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about deconstruction: the changing of our beliefs, the loss of faith, the shift in our religious habits and behaviors, and the transformation of our inner and social selves. This is what I help people do. I’ve been doing it for many years. Deconstruct Your Faith One of the things I […]
Who are you? Isn’t that the question you’ve been asking all your life? Who Are You? Podcast Who are you? Deeper than the color of your skin, your denomination, political convictions, or even your outward behavior – who are you? At the core of your being, below the noise and distractions, underneath the busyness and […]
This week marks five years since I nearly died by suicide. The truth is, I’m not alone. This year, approximately 44,000 Americans will believe they have reached the end of their rope, and die by suicide. And for each person who dies, another twenty-five will attempt. You might think my story is a bit rare […]
Lately, I’ve been overwhelmed by the darkness of human nature. Our dialogue is full of discord and Christians seem to be no different. No better. We are polarized by our differences and paralyzed by fear. For about the past year, I have allowed it to shatter my hope and make me bitter. I have used […]
I’ve written extensively about the day I was supposed to die. I’ve told my story—the pastor who nearly died by suicide—countless times over the past several years. People are amazed, dumbfounded even, that a “man of God” could get so low that his desire for Jesus could only be equaled by his desire to end […]