The One-Sided Box

“Does God only work through violating the laws of nature? Can He not use the laws of nature He designed to accomplish His purposes? Could He not have providentially ordered the world so as to bring about life through a natural unfolding of what He had sovereignly decreed? … We must remember that when we…

Tribal Instincts and the Construction of Faith

Is deconstructing one’s faith a “movement” as it is referred to in many circles of Christianity today or is it a lifestyle that we have no choice but to embrace if we are to follow the teachings of the Christ? At the heart of any belief system there is (or should be) a desire for…

An Inadequate God

With one breath we plead with the Creator. Yet in another we declare him unchangeable. In one moment we worship God for being all-loving, all-forgiving, and holy. Yet in another we secretly cower before a Creator that does not appear to consistently embody these traits. Is this a God that lives in the loopholes and…

I Am Scared of the Gospel

The egregious misinterpretations of scripture and the assumptions spawned from such interpretations by much of mainstream Christianity has not only perpetuated a false perception of The Creator’s character but has fueled twisted motivations for sharing the gospel, which depending on what subculture of Christianity you come from could have various implications in how you interact…

Tithe?

Appease and be spared. Sacrifice and be blessed. These are the ways of the gods. Humanity has primarily seen their deities and spirits in this context. Not much has changed. We still see our God the same way. Much of the Christian church perpetuates a transactional relationship with a deity that it claims loves and…

Sifting Belief

We develop belief systems, whether good or bad, at a very young age. They are things we were told repeatedly by others or ourselves till they became undeniable and, as we matured, a core part of our psyche that ignites reaction when that belief is either challenged or reinforced. But we never think of questioning…

How I Escaped the Rapture

Though it is not a commonly held belief within Christianity worldwide, if you came of age in the United States then the rapture was unquestionably a biblical truth–especially in the evangelical and charismatic circles. It was imminent and could happen in the “twinkling of an eye.” It is an event you needed to be ready for so…

The Mystery of God

The mystery of God. Many of us gladly claim that we embrace the blessed mystery. However, if we are honest in our contemplations we soon realize we are very far from embracing it, let alone, catching a distant glimpse. We have moved from having faith in God and in the One Whom He sent, to…