Explanation for our (Near) Silence on Orlando Shootings.

By Jonathan David Faulkner If you do not know about it by now, then you have not been watching the news or the internet. Last Sunday a gunman walked into a LGBT nightclub and killed 50 people while injuring 53 more. This sad and tragic act has been the topic of almost every news story …

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An Open Letter to the American Church

Christians 1, Jesus 0: An Open Letter to the American Church.             Warning: This article will offend you but for that I do not apologize, for I believe now I understand how Paul felt when writing letters to the Corinthians. My grief, even coming from some of my own comments during the past week, is …

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FIRED UP: Good Men Exist…Godly Men Exist

Good Men Exist…Godly Men Exist (Fear of Godly Men)               “I’m afraid of you, are you afraid of me?”             “I’m terrified of you.”   I do not know why but as I was reading the first book in the popular book series Divergent this particular scene between the main character Tris and her …

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Part 2: Shame & Guilt

Shame & Guilt             “If this problem persists, we are going to call you out of the audience and shame you in front of everyone” the pastor told the youth group “we will call your parents up in front of the congregation and you will have to go and sit with them.”            It is still difficult …

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Avoiding Schizophrenia Or Finding the Middle Ground

Avoiding Schizophrenia Or Finding the Middle Ground               Authors Note: This article covers two extremes, understand biased will be shown. They are two opposite extremes. One makes people think we are crazy and the other makes people we think we are stiff and judgmental. Yes, I’m talking about what New-agers have dubbed Emotionalism and …

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Sleep: And Why it was so Hard

What you're about to read isn't an extension of "The Good Disciplines" series but a journal reflecting on the idea of Sleep in modern Christianity done for my spiritual formations class.   It was probably the strangest weekend of my entire collegiate career, coupled with the strangest homework assignment of my collegiate career. But yet as I returned to …

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