The Tension

God you search my heart and know my every deeds, yet I still feel the need for humans to understand me.  I wish sincerity could be physically seen and felt in these words, instead of just inferred.  I wish my feelings could be tangible so people could touch the teeth of my cannibal emotions instead […]

What Keeps Us From Heaven

The evangelical story that’s told is people need Jesus to get into heaven.  Why is Jesus the prerequisite for heaven?  The story continues to go on and say that we need Jesus because we need a savior.  We are in a position where we can’t remedy our predicament ourselves and need someone to save us […]

The Event of the Cross

Growing up a Christian in America, my understanding of the cross and effects of it is filtered primarily through a penal substitutionary lens.  Essentially, this view holds that on the cross, Christ stood in as a “substitute” for us and received the punishment for our “penalty” of sin.  We as humans our imperfect and sin, […]

The Silent Church

It’s dangerous to think the danger of racism was erased by legality, because we’ve still displayed decades of decayed morality wrapped in decadence. It’s true we’ve passed pass the past when whips made blood the color that covered a colored and when trees were decorated with the ornaments of hanging brothas. But the sickness of […]

Not Religious but Spiritual

Many claim to not be religious but spiritual, as though this releases them from dogmatic rituals.  They think spiritualism gives them spiritual sophistication and sensibilities while also including inclusive inclinations.  I’ll confess that they do well to conclude that the physical isn’t the conclusion, and that there’s a reality beyond, which transcends the concrete.  However, […]

How Science Works

Science is such a beautiful thing.  It has been the mode of discovering so many deep and mysterious truths about existence.  It has given us so much understanding about how the world works and functions.  It has been used to bring about inventions, medicine, advancements, and just general truths about the physical world.  The success […]