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Finding "Faith" outside the walls of a church

The Honest Faith: Dismounting the High Horse

For those of you seeing the re-design of the website for the first time, welcome! What do you think? Lately, I’ve been thinking about the absurdity that is religion. Stay with me! I’m not saying that we should throw it out all together or that religion is bad. I’m saying that many organized religions have…
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February 15, 2018 1

The Honest Faith: The Dirty Little Secret

(Warning: NSFW, Possible triggers, 3000 word blog post, use of the word claptrap, Sex, Sex talk, too much information about the writer that you didn’t really want to know) I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty of arguments about Biblical marriage. But I do want to talk about sex today. I could talk about…
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February 8, 2018 4

The Honest Faith: Goals

It’s a new year and like many people I’m sure you have new years broken promises to make, I’m sorry I mean resolutions. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Most resolutions get broken within the first month of making them to ourselves. Life gets in the way. We get back into our old routines and we…
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January 4, 2018 0

The Honest Faith: A Father’s Love

Putting aside the historical validity of the birth narrative from Matthew and Luke. One of the things that I have always wondered about is Joseph’s story. I really enjoyed the one Christmas song from Michael Card “Joseph’s Song” for many years. I’ve even written monologue pieces that featured this song. It is also a song…
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December 21, 2017 2

The Honest Faith: Join the Resistance

I’ve been focusing a lot on the problems recently. I haven’t provided a lot of answers, well, aside from my 95 theses. I think we are well aware of the problems, however. Things are getting worse, yes, but as a wise person once said, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” The outlook for our American…
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December 7, 2017 6

The Honest Faith: A Call for Revival

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and a minister of the word. I take my duties which go along with these titles very seriously. I love my wife. I love my son. I love my mom and my dad. I love my sister and my brother. I also love all people.…
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November 16, 2017 0

The Honest Faith: Fear

In his book “The Devil and Miss Prym” Paulo Coelho wrote “Fear again. If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.” While this is from a novel it does display a deeper truth about our world. Fearmongering has been a trend of those in power for many…
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November 9, 2017 0

The Honest Faith: 95 Theses for a Modern Church

I’ve been doing a lot of listening lately to many different voices and many traditions of faith. I’ve noticed a lot. I’ve found a lot and learned a lot. I’ve listened to a lot of Protestant voices, Catholic voices, and Orthodox voices. There is a resounding chord that is played across those voices. There is…
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November 2, 2017 0

The Honest Faith: UnChristian

When I was little my great-grandfather, who I called Bop, had a car that talked. It wasn’t anything fancy, it would just tell you often, “The door is ajar, The door is ajar.” His favorite joke was to ask us kids, “When is a door not a door?” Since we were kids we didn’t know…
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October 19, 2017 12

The Honest Faith: Shut Up and Get to Work

Remember how I said that I would probably not write any more controversial posts a while ago, yeah, I think I lied. The thing is when you stand for what is right or kneel for what is right, there will always be controversy. I have made a new friend recently. This was through the journey…
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September 28, 2017 6