Posts Tagged ‘The Church’

When The Church Became a Building

When The Church Became a Building
When the church became a building She forgot her founder’s call She chose instead brick and mortar to build herself a wall The doors she built Locked some out, others in Proclaimed who was holy And who was still in sin She lit the candles Said it was time to pray Blew out the lights Now time to go...
May 25th, 2013 | Poetry | Read More

Church

Church
some say the body is a church some say the bed some say the last word spoken is a church some say the child some say the turkey roasted on ivory platter some say the head some say the woman walking on the stars is church, some say fingers, steeples some say suffering is church penitence for greed some...
May 4th, 2013 | Poetry | Read More

The Seven (or Twenty Year) Itch

The Seven (or Twenty Year) Itch
Me: “If you ever find yourself attracted to another woman, will you please tell me?” Dean: “I knew that was coming. I’m actually surprised it took this long.” Me: “Well, dang. Look around us, it’s rampant. And I know it would be a hard conversation to have but...
November 14th, 2012 | Family | Read More

The High Calling of the Second Son

The High Calling of the Second Son
  The fact has never been lost on me that I am the second son of a second son. I have one older brother, just like my father before me. I also have one younger sister, just like my father before me, so I am also the middle child of a middle child. But for whatever reason, that fact doesn’t speak...
September 25th, 2012 | Becoming the Great Us, Essays | Read More

The Commission of the New Generation

The Commission of the New Generation
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit a church on the north side of town. I was there because the campus ministry I’m a part of receives funding from this particular body of believers. We were there to give an update on how their support has been helping our ministry over the past year. It’s...
September 17th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More

On Working Harder For Free

On Working Harder For Free
I hate to say this, especially after the past couple of weeks, but not all conversations on Facebook are terrible. Many of them are, and also pointless, and a wonderful excuse to talk about everything but the original point the speaker meant to bring up in the first place. And maybe that’s what happened...
August 21st, 2012 | Essays, Social Justice | Read More

What’s Killing Christian Marriages: Pastors as Marriage Counselors

What’s Killing Christian Marriages: Pastors as Marriage Counselors
I received a text last night from a friend telling me that her husband who moved out several months ago, has asked for a divorce. I have two friends whose husbands were in ministry, then not, then eventually their marriages ended. I have a friend whose husband no longer believes in God because after...
May 16th, 2012 | Blog, Essays, Featured | Read More

Creed

Creed
  I believe in one God who’s been known to show up when and where I’d much rather not see him. I believe in the maker of heaven and earth who blew air into lungs used to scream at the sky and I wonder if he ever regrets it. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the begotten son, who is said to...
April 21st, 2012 | Poetry | Read More

There’s a Monster In Room 301: Part 2

There’s a Monster In Room 301: Part 2
[Author's Note: This post is the second in a two-part series called "There's a Monster in Room 301". The first post can be found by clicking here].” [Editors Note: The names of the students have been changed to protect their identities]. Before I continue, a little history about me. In the eight...
March 15th, 2012 | Blog, Essays, Family, Featured, Part of the Solution, Social Justice | Read More

There’s a Monster in Room 301

There’s a Monster in Room 301
(Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series) A few months back, I had traveled to Boston. Upon flying into Logan International, I took a cab from the airport and happened to get into a guy named Tony’s cab. At first, I didn’t think anything of it. Honestly, I had a million of other...
February 23rd, 2012 | Featured | Read More