Category: JESUS, Philosophy, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
The sin particle,
before the elements
of the Periodic Table.
to the core
that makes it unstable
like uranium or plutonium,
an existential explosion
with the biblical force
of 100 Noachian floods
unlike the God particle
of infinite glory
that pre-existed the lies
the innocent child
at the beginning
of every story.
Category: JESUS, Morality, Nature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Theology
If words are a bubbling brook
above the geyser of our hearts,
to say something about
the nature of our spirituality—
a disjointed but shared reality—
in the womb of bad religion.
Category: JESUS, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
“…distinguishing our friends on TikTok
from the system failure of the Matrix,
fictional agents who trip on the trip-wire
of a progressive déjà vu,
sounding the alarm for Pokémon
whose evolution to Raichu
seals the demise
of politicians and preachers
who wear a postmodern disguise.”
Category: JESUS, Poetry, Psychology, Theology
how quickly we forget,
laying down palm branches
to casting stones a week later,
breaking stained glass windows
to our mansions,
crucifying our Creator.
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Psychology, Short Stories, Suffering, Theology
The Ragman stopped his cart. Quietly, he walked to the woman, stepping round tin cans, dead toys, and Pampers.
Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
True happiness is biblical, moral, pleasurable, historical, and necessary for Christian character.
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Music, Poetry, Suffering, Theology
Mystery of Tears is about redemption and restoration. More specifically, it’s about the sufferings (“spasms”) of Jesus that “broke the curse” for our benefit (i.e., “substitutionary atonement”).
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Polity, Psychology, Theology
Learn to contextualize the Gospel for anyone God puts in your life.
Category: Cinema, Philosophy, Theology
The logical conclusion to the philosophy behind the Star Wars saga hit me like a ton of bricks when our family finally got to watch Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. (From the perspective of a cinematic experience, I thought the movie to be quite entertaining. That is, I thoroughly enjoyed it!…
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