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…

The Truth About Love

Love. Yes, it is romantic.  We are attracted sexually and emotionally to the qualities we have longed for in another and also to the attributes we never knew we desired. Yes, it is unconditional. We learn to sacrifice and put the other’s needs before our own with no desire for recompense. Yes, it is chemical….

Faith in Faith? Or Faith in God.

Faith–a beautiful and challenging act of complete trust and confidence. It is a choice that grows stronger the more we decide to choose that mindset. The human psyche is phenomenal in that sense. The more we fuel faith, the more natural it becomes until it is practically second nature. However, this nature of faith is…

Live As Temples in the “In-Between”

There are two incredible sci-fi events that every human experiences and yet no one remembers. Even more curiously, the majority of us fill our lifetimes with a myriad of activities designed to either help us make sense of these two events or help us ignore them altogether. Regardless of the tactic of choice, everyone considers…

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 Miraculous and the Mundane

Sometimes the simple act of standing on a chair and forcing your body to view the surroundings with a different perspective is enough to remind you that there is so much more. Sometimes standing on your car or laying on the grass in the middle of the night is enough to remind you nothing has…

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…