Ex Cathedra

A middle-aged woman with long curly hair gets out of her seat and makes her way to the microphone at the front of the church. It’s an interdenominational open mic prayer service, and my blood is boiling. The man who spoke just before was like a caricature in a Flannery O’Connor novel. Slick and oily, … Continue reading Ex Cathedra

Onward

“I’m on a date in Charlotte North Carolina,” he says sipping his beer. “It’s not going very well, in fact I’m incredibly bored.” He’s letting his beard grow out wild. “Even though I have no interest in ever seeing her again, I am surprised to realize that I am really happy to be here. Happy … Continue reading Onward

In the Desert

I drop the ornate cedarwood box in the middle of the woodpile latch open. Pictures, movie tickets, wristbands from concerts, a teddy bear jostle around in it. I move the outside wood around to partially bury it. The fibers from the teddy bear curl and change color in heat. Wiping my face I am nauseated … Continue reading In the Desert

The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 10 -Deconstructing Jesus

Full book available at... The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story "...either Christ was who He said He was, the Messiah, or a complete nutcase. I mean, we’re talking nutcase on the level of Charles Manson. This man was like some of the people we’ve been talking about earlier. … Continue reading The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 10 -Deconstructing Jesus

The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 3 – The Brownsville Revival

Full book available at... The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story “The Pentecostal power, when you sum it all up, is just more of God's love. If it does not bring more love, it is simply a counterfeit.” ~ William J. Seymour (Pastor from Azusa Street Revival that occurred … Continue reading The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 3 – The Brownsville Revival

The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 2 – Anomalies

Full book available at… The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."~ William Shakespeare Around the age of 13 I smoked my first cigarette. By the time I was 15, Nana and Dadee had … Continue reading The Search for God in the Modern World ~ A Christian Deconstruction Story: Chapter 2 – Anomalies