Hello Darkness My Old Friend – Part 2

Please head back and check out Part 1 before reading on!  The enemy would love for us to embrace darkness because it's easier to deceive people in the dark. The devil lies to us in the dark, about God, about ourselves and about each other, leading us down a path of confusion, doubt, guilt and... Continue Reading →

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend – Part 1

Darkness: 1) the partial or total absence of light; 2) wickedness or evil I once had a dream about Death. I dreamt that Death came to me and wanted to be my friend. Seriously. Like black cloak, big scythe and everything! Death explained that it was just misunderstood and wasn't so bad. It wanted to... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Telling Stories to Children

I wrote this one after a conversation with an older friend about generational alignment and disconnection in the Church. “Much that once was, is lost for none now live who remember it.” - Galadriel There are certain things in God's heart that He has revealed to fathers and mothers in the Church at certain times... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Freedom and Grace

I wrote this in May 2013 as I began hearing a lot of ideas that presented grace wrong and I saw close friends start to embrace it. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Honesty

From back when I was listening to a lot of Danny Silk and contemplating relational intricacies.  John 1:14 - "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." Proverbs 16:24 - "Gracious words are like... Continue Reading →

Throwback: The Sin Next Door

One of my very first blogs. I find it quite cringey now but I still enjoy it and hope you do too! Check out Genesis 4:7b The context of the story is that Cain and Abel have just brought their offerings to God and He's accepted Abel's and not Cain's and Cain is ticked. God... Continue Reading →

The Dumbing Down of Christianity

This is a great read making a phenomenal point.

ethan renoe

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The other day I was (surprise, surprise) in a coffee shop in the mountains, seated near the counter. A guy in his early 20’s walked in wearing a TOOL shirt and a long ponytail. I could overhear his conversation as he approached the barista and they began chatting. Somehow it came up that she attends a Christian university and he clearly didn’t approve.

“Do they incorporate religion into all the classes there?” he asked. “Even the science classes? How does that work?”

She valiantly began explaining how they pray before every class and teach from a Christian worldview, but it soon became evident that she was being crushed in this conversation. He was well schooled in the writings of Dawkins, Hitchens, and Nye and began doling out the punishment.

I use the word punishment because this poor barista has herself been punished by a church system which, for the past…

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