The Elusion of Freedom

“Beliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs.” – Ricky Gervais We are naturally inclined to study and research within the bounds of our tribe. And the “bounds” I speak of are the places we are taught not to worry about because everything passed those lines has been researched by…

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…

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…

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…