Brokenness is not stress. Brokenness is not poverty and struggling to pay bills. Brokenness is not disease, illness, or death. Brokenness is not anxiety or depression. Brokenness is not reaping the fruits of past sins. Brokenness is not remorse. Brokenness is not shame. Brokenness is not guilt. Brokenness is not repaying debts or attempting to... Continue Reading →

The Wages of Revival

“Those hired at five o’clock came up and were each given a dollar. When those who were hired first saw that, they assumed they would get far more. But they got the same, each of them one dollar. Taking the dollar, they groused angrily to the manager, ‘These last workers put in only one easy... Continue Reading →


Listen Oh God, when I cry Listen Dear Lord, when I pray Listen From the depths From the dark From the hell where only Your touch can reach Listen * You reached down Come up higher And pulled me through Sit down here A battle no man could win A mountain no deer could scale... Continue Reading →

The Eye of a Needle (Mark Ch.10)

The tenth in my series of papers for my Gospel of Mark class... This is another example of the strong literary qualities of John-Mark's Gospel. But even as I find that fascinating, I find it reinforcing the point, and I have to ask myself the same question he posed several times... What do I want from... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Drunk Together!

Perhaps our churches would be more fruitful places if more Christians knew how to get drunk. Despite what prohibitionists would tell you, getting drunk effectively takes practice. Drinking is somewhat of a learned skill, and many would consider it an art form. A virgin taking their first shot is going to have neither the tolerance... Continue Reading →

In Your Cieled Houses

The following paper was written for my Theology of Revival class. The assignment was to write a "blog post length" paper in response to any chapter from the textbooks. Of course, my paper ended up on the long side of a blog post--but my classmates still told me to publish it! My textbook source was... Continue Reading →

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