Pneumatological Orthopathy

In a culture where subjectivity reigns supreme, the idea of orthopathy can be offensive and controversial.  To claim there are right feelings, emotions, or affections toward something or someone can feel paternalistic and is a large reason I have shied away from exploring orthopathy.  Despite these reservations, orthopathy is important.  This paper will be dedicated […]

Pneumatological Orthodoxy

The Bible does not contain systematic thinking on any one topic and is filled with conflicting experiences and understandings of some aspect or another of God.  This is epitomized with Holy Spirit.  In my life, I hardly encountered deep, sophisticated, and vulnerable conversation around Holy Spirit.  These two factors have made Holy Spirit an elusive, […]

On Our Own

Quickly, is your busy city tipsy from the whiskey of risking the needy for comfort’s needs? As we pick pixies to please our babies, gypsies pity the future we predict for siblings burdened by a suitor of shooters since infancy. Nipsey’s hustle humbles our trouble. We struggle to rumble the rubble of his castle as […]

Esther 4:1-9

1 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. 2 But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. 3 In every province to which the edict and order of the […]

From God to the Bible

In our religiously pluralistic world, it is crucial for a religious person to have a response to the diversity of religious beliefs.  Natural theology is helpful in arguing for a Creator, but I fear human reasoning alone cannot take that next step in declaring what the nature of this creator is like.  We need revelation […]

A Crisis in Calling

I ponder why I bother to bother you with the contours of Christ’s honor. I conjure claims that sponsor my founder as a fonder conqueror to convert the saunter wanderer. But the sum of my somber wonder wonders if this squanders the hunger of sufferers when I asunder their intellectual plunder. Ideally we deal with […]

Westphal and Onto-Theology Review

Merold Westphal’s book, Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a postmodern Christian Faith, is a collection of essays concerning onto-theology.  Westphal’s goal is to show the problems with the onto-theological project and why it should be abandoned.  Westphal has impacted my perspective on human faculties, and has opened me up to appreciate more postmodern thinking.  As successful as […]

Check Me Out

Livin in persuasion of inspiration, fighting invitation from my cravin’. She might be nice wit the spice but aint tastin like wife’s Cajun. They sayin I’m caged in gaging occasions to chasten chasin temptation. Y’all hatin’ my haven that hasten to heaven raisin’ revolt like Haitians. But the patrons of hatred make us patients pay […]

Lyrical Excercise

I pair paronomasia with piety to paralyze paranoia and petrified insomnia. Yeah, a pair of lies lie in disguise to diss guys who try to rhyme for Christ. But we rise to ride or die for those who fight cries at night. Call me corny but I’m going from glory to glory. You just add […]

Esther 6:1-11

1 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to […]