I may or may not have shared my plans for world domination with all of you yet, but it’s going to entail me running my mouth even more. Starting with podcasts. Like this one I recorded last night with Karl Forehand for his podcast The Desert Sanctuary. (You can also find The Desert Sanctuary on Spotify.) Karl is a former pastor who blogs on Patheos’ … Continue reading Check Out The Desert Sanctuary
Did Jesus Really Multiply Fishes and Loaves? Does It Matter? This week’s Sunday Sermon episode is up over on my patreon page – free for all! No sign-up required. I hope you’ll check it out. This week I share my thoughts on why I don’t believe most Christians when they tell me that they value the spiritual more than the material. If you have fallen … Continue reading Sunday Sermon Episode 10 Is Up!
Sunday Sermon Episode 8 is up! These are sermons the way they’re meant to be – short, sweet and deep. If you’ve missed past episodes, they can all be found by clicking the link below. Continue reading “Love Isn’t A Feeling – It’s An Ability”
John the Baptist says to stop being an arse . . . This week’s Sunday sermon is up. The subject this week is “John the Baptist says to stop being an arse” and includes naked chicken throwers so you’re definitely going to want to go check it out and share it with all your family and friends and randos on social media. Continue reading Sunday Sermon Episode 5 Is Up!
Who Are We? (Your Answer Is Probably Wrong) This week’s Sunday Sermon is up over at The Upside Down World’s Patreon page. This week I’m discussing why it’s so important to ground our concept of ourselves in original blessing rather than original sin. I hope you’ll take a listen and let me know what you think! Continue reading Sunday Sermon Episode 4 Is Up
Jesus Saved Our Christmas Dinner I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas yesterday! In the spirit of the Christmas season, which just started according to the traditional liturgical calendar after all, I’m sharing a story of how Jesus saved my family’s Christmas dinner and what he has to say about choosing to go last. Just click the text anywhere and it will take you to … Continue reading Sunday Sermons Episode 2
Years ago one of my sisters got lost for several days while hiking in the mountains. There was a massive search which culminated in her being rescued via a helicopter from the middle of a river several miles from where she had gone missing. Thankfully, she didn’t suffer anything more than dehydration and some trench foot from the experience. But when I spoke with her … Continue reading On Living and Warring
Top o’ the morning to ya! As you may have heard, today’s St. Paddy’s day, so I figured I’d share a prayer that I’ve used for years when I’ve felt overwhelmed or fearful. It’s just an abbreviated version of a hymn called St. Patrick’s Breastplate. There’s an apocryphal story about the hymn in which St. Patrick and his monks were facing certain death from a … Continue reading A Bubble of Protection
Once upon a time, I wrote on this here blog so frequently that mere mortals had a hard time keeping up. Strangely enough, all that writing never turned into the massive money-making machine one would assume. Sad though that is, it’s fine because I’ve found a new money-making venture that’s sure to lead to the fame and financial windfall which, I’m sure we all agree, … Continue reading Wanna Help Me Change the World?
You kind of have to laugh to keep from crying. Sometimes my heart just breaks as I watch the lengths the powers of this world are willing to go to to protect a corrupt, destructive system from even the most reasonable, necessary changes. The pain and suffering they’re happy to inflict on everyone while acting like we don’t deserve any better. I have moments where … Continue reading Regarding the State of My Country