There is this compilation of the cheesiest instrumental Christmas songs ever collected called the “Narada Christmas Collection, Volume 2.” A routine of mine when I was young, during the summer, no less, was to sit at my family computer, equipped with Windows 95, and play a computer golf game… while listening to Christmas music. Imagine … More An Empty Stable
I have thought endlessly on how to write about this topic, about what to say. From conversations I’ve had with people, this is one of the most polarizing beliefs anyone can have. Many people don’t want to talk about or consider it at all. Others admit the issue, but leave it there. But curiously, I … More An Honest Conversation About Hell
I’ve been thinking a lot about my journey. Reading through the emails that chronicled my fall will do that, I suppose. Part of what has been established by the first few exchanges is that I was plagued with doubt, and the answers I was hearing, again and again from the Christian perspective, were not sufficient. … More Emails From a Skeptic, The Final Email
It’s hard to know what to say about this, as I read back at a particular moment in my life. Martin, Ernest, and I exchange a pretty good chain of emails here, and I think it becomes apparent in my email that I am becoming weary of the mantra of Christianity. Listen in… / / … More Emails From a Skeptic, Part Three
Something that strikes me about reading the following exchange is how these concepts don’t magically go away with the absence of a Christian worldview. The idea of “Free Will” and “What Love Really Is” are thought-provoking regardless of what you believe. A perfect deity certainly makes it more complicated, as you will see. Perhaps you … More Emails From a Skeptic, Part Two
There is a popular theologian who happens to reside right in my backyard by the name of Greg Boyd. He is a brilliant thinker and noted for coining “Open Theology.” Without going too in depth, it’s an attempt at reconciling God’s omniscience and our human free will. I’ve always been fascinated by such things. Boyd … More Emails from a Skeptic, Part One
“Dear World, We’re Sorry. -Christians.” I couldn’t believe what I was holding in my hands. What was merely a clever flier in the mail for a new church opening in our area, appeared to me in that moment as a sign from God. There are all kinds of different denominations of Christianity. The version I … More I Don’t Wear a Name Tag Anymore
A lot of people in my little corner of the world are talking. They don’t like what I’m doing here. They don’t like the fact that I don’t believe anymore, and they certainly don’t like the fact that I’m advertising it on a blog and posting it on various social media platforms for my little … More What’s Plan B?
When I started my journey of deconstructing my faith over 2 years ago, listening to podcasts was a big part of it. When I completely lost my faith, listening to the stories of other people like me was a therapeutic necessity. Those people, their stories, they became my community when I felt like I didn’t … More My Story, On a Podcast!
There is this episode of ‘Seinfeld’ that I love called ‘The Dinner Party.’ The episode is about nothing, but in one particular moment in the episode, Jerry gets sick and has to vomit after eating a black and white cookie. It is significant because he exclaims that he hasn’t vomited since June 29th, 1980. When … More The Longest Goodbye I’ve Ever Had