Me, Derek Webb, and the long path of repentance

It seems that all my bridges have been burned But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart But the welcome I receive with every start ~Mumford & Sons, Roll Away Your Stone A few weeks ago, singers Derek Webb and Sarah McCracken […]

The Pope, World Vision, and Watering Down the Gospel

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis suggested that there should be further study on the issue of marriage equality in the Catholic church. Just a few days ago, Richard Stearns announced that World Vision would be allowing married, gay Christians to work openly for their organization. One might think that these are fairly benign actions. […]

Redemption Only Through Failure?

Jesus, Jesus, there are those that say they love you But they have treated me so goddamn mean And I know you said ‘forgive them for they know not what they do’ But sometimes I think they do And I think about you If all the heathens burn in hell, do all their children burn […]

Neither Do I Condemn You

In recent months, I’ve pored over John 8:1-11. I’ve always loved that story, but it has come to have special meaning to me more recently. When you see bits of yourself in a story, it is hard not to relate. What I’ve come to notice over the past few months as I’ve sought with varying […]

Some Sins Are More Equal Than Others

I used to hate that I didn’t have a “good” testimony. I didn’t have an abusive family. I didn’t have a sketchy sexual history. I didn’t have a drug addiction. I had a loving family, a fairly chaste past, and aside from a few drunken parties in college, didn’t really do anything that made me […]