Christian Faith

The Difficulty with Becoming an #Orthodox #Christian

(Photo from https://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-we-hold-onto-relationships-that-hurt-us/) In the past year, my interest in the Orthodox Christian Church turned from an interest to an outright love.  Although I am just a catechumen with much more to learn and understand, it has been a blessing to me to participate in and attend the Divine Liturgies.  It has been a call to… Continue reading The Difficulty with Becoming an #Orthodox #Christian

Christian Faith · Poems & Other Writings

BOOK REVIEW – NOT GOD’S TYPE: AN ATHEIST ACADEMIC LAYS DOWN HER ARMS by Holly Ordway

From start to finish of Not God’s Type, Holly Ordway gives an honest account of her exploration into Christian theism (specifically Catholicism) from atheism, all the while reflecting on different writings that influenced her thinking and change of heart.  She writes in a way that is very “simple” (I use this word loosely), not to… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – NOT GOD’S TYPE: AN ATHEIST ACADEMIC LAYS DOWN HER ARMS by Holly Ordway

Christian Faith · Political and Social Commentary

Christian and Gay? What’s Your Motivation?

[This Presupposes that You’re a Christian.]      Where did you first get the idea that being “gay” was okay?  Where did you first find the idea that a person might be “born gay?”  Where did you initially read or study God’s Word and think to yourself (as you struggled with thoughts of same-sex attraction): “This… Continue reading Christian and Gay? What’s Your Motivation?

Christian Faith

To The #Christian #Movie-Goer and The Christian #Actor

Let me start this off by saying that I love movies and I love podcasts.  Love podcasts more though because I find out a lot more information this way and movies typically are for entertainment.  So, I try to listen to a lot of podcasts just to help my own thinking.  I listen to a… Continue reading To The #Christian #Movie-Goer and The Christian #Actor

Christian Faith

YOU CAN’T “STRATEGIZE” SPIRITUALITY

1 Corinthians 3:7 = “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (NIV)” John 6:63 = “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (NIV)” John 6:65 =… Continue reading YOU CAN’T “STRATEGIZE” SPIRITUALITY

Christian Faith

To be #Young, #Christian, and #Black (#African-#American)

Recently I was listening an old episode of the podcast of the Trackstarz and the question was asked, “Are Black people really Christians?”  I must admit I was slightly taken aback (in a good way).  Not because I felt offended in any way, but because here are young, Christian African-Americans, who are taking the time to… Continue reading To be #Young, #Christian, and #Black (#African-#American)

Christian Faith

Why You Should Watch Your Theology?

I believe that the study of theology has become more important to my life in the last three years than its ever been.  The older I have gotten, and the more I have grown in my love of Jesus Christ, the more I see how important it is for people to “watch your theology.”  When… Continue reading Why You Should Watch Your Theology?