I have many stories of devastation that will make anyone cringe. But I also have literally dozens of non-trivial stories that tell of God’s goodness. These were the ones that were either stepping stones – helping me believe God really does exist, He’s there, and He loves me enough to help and change me. Or the ones that were so dark and painful – these provide the contrast that set up just how redemptive the God-story lines were. … More Dear Prisoners of Hopelessness …
This recommendation marks a far cry from where I used to be. I went from being called a broken leper pariah, to a charismatic stock market ninja. This post is actually not about the recommendation. It’s about what God can do in real terms on the journey of redemption. … More From a Broken Leper Pariah to Stock Market Ninja. A tale of a 30% upside stock market recommendation nested inside a Christian testimony.
The presence of Robin indicates that the real hero Batman is nearby. Hope when there is no reason to hope indicates the redemptive Holy Spirit is near. Because suffering tends to bruise and embitter the soul; and the world has a natural inclination leaning towards being a cesspool of it; WHEN you see that it DOES build character – thats NOT normal – that’s a work of God right there! … More A New Way at Looking at Christian Hope (Romans 5)
Pursuing music became a bittersweet memory. Collaborating with other Christian strangers was uncomfortable… I couldn’t trust. Going outdoors was a dreaded idea. Seeing my own reflection in a mirror or picture reminded me of how far I had fallen. Here’s my response today. I’ll do music, with video, with new Christian brothers around the world. I’ll just do all the things I was afraid of doing. Why not? There’s Jesus. Perfect love drives out all fear. Thank you Jesus. Happy birthday. … More What Christian Apologists do when bored (featuring David Wood)
Dear friends, thank you for supporting my project, I have a long way to go in this journey and any help is much appreciated. if you can, please do follow my blog through email and spread the word. It really helps get the word out. THANK YOU! … More The Rules of Grace > The Rules of the World
This is the heart of post-modernism, that there is no truth beyond the truth that we I make. In today’s climate, we live in sad contradiction. We are supposed to make our own goal posts, yet we feel pressured when others excel more than us. We are supposed to celebrate “doing things our own way” and “being ourselves”, until you step on some others who are also “being themselves”. As they say, today’s diplomacy is giving you permission to do things my way. But making men, including one’s self, the ultimate authority for truth and reality has always been a bad idea. Which dictator do you know who was not subject to a better higher power actually turned out well? Being forced to contend with the full force of relativism was a war on my mind. … More Millennials and The Elephant in the Room. (Part 1 of 5)