Jesus of Nazareth as a guy

I had a crisis of faith in my mid-20s. My background was Christian, and my trouble centered on whether there was any point in me continuing with the faith. I wanted a deeper connection to God than what is stereotypically understood to be on offer in most American churches. It seems to me Jesus is […]

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What is a great America?

A great America isn’t controlled by fear. It recognizes its strength does not reside with its military or its economy, but with its people. It knows its history, and it remembers that – no matter how divided it becomes internally – ultimately it unites in strength in the darkest hours. A great America isn’t afraid […]

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Silence

Timelessness without commodity Seasons without change or night or day. Tears and breath pass intermittent Stillness, warm as a lover’s kiss. Who am I when you pass from memory When my days fade into mist? When I’m buried, long forgotten, Who will know I’ve gone away? Stone and etching rendered faceless And the stars no […]

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How to find peace

  Like any good sermon, this post is written more for myself than anyone else. I’ve been pretty miserable for a good portion of my life. ¬†From panic attacks and depression as a young boy to inheriting the worldview of a family that doesn’t necessarily always look on the bright side, my predisposition has been […]

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Overcoming my demon: fear

There isn’t much I’ve been unwilling to lay bare about myself in the hopes of helping others who may be experiencing similar situations or issues. One such issue I’ve written a good deal about is my lifelong struggle with panic and depression. It’s not a topic I enjoy writing or talking about because of how […]

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