He’s almost certainly not exactly who you think he is, and to know him, you have to be open to change.Read More The wrong Jesus: A Christmas Meditation
I have been writing in this blog space for over seven years, and a very small number of people have faithfully and lovingly followed much of what I’ve said over that time. I write for many reasons, but primarily it’s one of the few ways you can really get to know someone short of having […]Read More Competing Christian visions of America
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 […]Read More Jesus of Nazareth as a guy
So hard to be. Not knowing who I am instead of what I feel. Reflections clouded in retrograde while I wax and wane. Why aren’t you enough? Why this tangible need within? I lust for your touch, to know Love beyond love, to be raptured by my Lover until self and Other become One. The […]Read More Stained mirrors
Around the age of 27, I’d finally had it with Christianity. I’d unintentionally sabotaged myself four years previously when I became disillusioned with ministry and the church as I knew it, trying to take my happiness in my own hands because I felt burnt out and underappreciated by God. I’d become bitter with God and […]Read More The only reason I remained a Christian
In a cozy doctor’s office with plush couches and rich mahogany bookshelves Holy Spirit: Thank you for taking the time to meet with us, David. Me: Sure, I guess. This is weird. Holy Spirit: What do you mean? Me: This. I’m in a session with you as counselor – clever, by the way – and […]Read More Couples counseling with God
Love is not permissiveness: love is commitment and sacrifice. But how do you go about doing love? I’m asking this in a corporate sense, not a one-on-one relationship sense. How do you love your neighbor in your interactions with society as a whole? I don’t really know. Love may not be permissive, but it also […]Read More How do you love?