Years ago a friend told me that he was sad because he didn’t know his life’s purpose. For some reason, I had never thought about that concept before. And so, because I didn’t know how to take what he was saying seriously, I insensitively reacted with laughter. This upset him, which only made me laugh … More Transforming Purpose
Ever since I heard the Kanye TMZ interview and listened to Kanye’s two new songs, I have been watching the thoughts that arise in my consciousness around the points that I think he thinks he is trying to make. Of course, you can’t make sense out of nonsense. That is the Roofless Church’s Cardinal Insight. … More Choose Your Thoughts or They’ll Choose You
In recent sermon, I chose to write a letter to my name in order to express to the congregation how in our society something as small as our name can be used by some people to discriminate. I further illustrated my point by giving them a list of famous people who changed their names because … More In The Name of Justice
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom … More The Audience That Isn’t There
Somewhere in time there is a part of me that I visit frequently. He is in a dark room and he feels alone. He is living a lie. He believes that he is separate from God and from everything else in life–the consummate individual. Even though he knows that he can get up and walk … More Coming Out of the Dark…
As I said in the video, I feel like this blog was a long time coming. Since I accepted the “call to ministry”, I have wrestled with different ways that I naturally express myself. Here are four things that easily came out of my mouth that made me think I was unqualified for public ministry: … More Think What You Want to Think and Other Things Pastors Aren’t Supposed to Say
When I decided to accept the teaching of Jesus’ lineage as a Spiritual practice, I knew what I was getting myself into. I grew up Christian so I know how easy it can be to go to church on Sunday and have an emotional or mental release only to turn right back around on Monday … More Where Does All the Evil Go?
Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. However, most of the time we try to do that very thing. When I talk to people about my thoughts on Christ, it is generally from the point of view that Christ is an open invitation and access to better thinking about … More Christ Is In the Crisis With Us
The Chinese words for mental illness are 精神病 Jingshen bing (spiritual sickness) and 心理疾病 xinlijibing (sickness in the heart). I think that is significant, because it says to me that the non-clinical mental illnesses that many of us contend with are directly influenced by our spiritual and emotional states. What do you think? I know … More Why Are We So Mental?
Ephesians 6:12-20 — “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers … More Warriors In Unseen Worlds