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…

Cog in the System

System: 1 : a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole 2 : an assemblage of substances that is in or tends to equilibrium 3 : a group of devices or artificial objects or an organization forming a network especially for distributing something or serving a common purpose 4 : form of social, economic, or political organization or practice…

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…

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…

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 Cry of Human

We tend to think individualistically regarding self inflicted pain. But the need to cry out for help during distress and the flawed idea that the immediate destructive gratification of this self harm is a sort of beneficial action that will somehow result in the pain vanishing forever is a trait that is common to humanity…

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…