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First Things First: I’m Not a Good Guy… (AKA: In the Beginning There Was Spiritual Trauma)

First Things First: I’m Not a Good Guy… (AKA: In the Beginning There Was Spiritual Trauma) Hey! It’s been a while. I took a break. I’ve been working on myself and taking a "sabbatical" for some time now (always will... Continue Reading →

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Happy Mothers Day!

One part about being a Christian family that is so special is being able to simultaneously rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. Today is a hard day for some people. Maybe you lost your mom... Continue Reading →

Ten Unhelpful Things About Protestant Churches

Several articles back, I wrote something (here) listing views that have changed for me over the years. It wasn’t meant to be an exhaustive list or a debate. The purpose of the article was to conclude a four-part series on... Continue Reading →

Ten Things I Love About Protestant Churches

Several articles back, I wrote something (here) listing views that have changed for me over the years. It wasn’t meant to be an exhaustive list or a debate. The purpose of the article was to conclude a four-part series on... Continue Reading →

Jesse’s Top Eight Changes in the American Churches of Christ in the Next 30 Years

Last week, I wrote an article that addressed my thoughts on potential changes in American Christianity over the next 30 years (see here). This week, I am getting more specific by talking about the top eight changes in American Churches... Continue Reading →

Jesse’s Top Eight Changes in American Christianity in the Next 30 Years

So, first of all, I want to make it ABUNDANTLY clear that, while I love facts and stats, this is all anecdotal. All of the major points in this article are my passive assumptions based on trends I've noticed, friends... Continue Reading →

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version I've written two articles recently regarding my overall thoughts concerning my spiritual reality (here) and my overall life story (here). The first article spoke to where I am spiritually... Continue Reading →

How We Get the Bible (New Testament): The Bible Fell from the Sky…Right?

The Bible Fell from the Sky! Okay, first I want to say that I go to the Bible for my inspiration, my understanding of Jesus, my understanding of the Spirit and the father, for my authority, and so on. Period.... Continue Reading →

Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been, But Who I Belong to Makes All Things New!

I have recently been asked (on several occasions) about my testimony. I've written some of it in a previous article where I talked about how I was sexually abused, I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, and so on. However, that article had... Continue Reading →

Intrinsic Spirituality and Church Attendance (Results from a Scientific Survey)

The following is a research paper and scientific survey I did for my industrial/organizational psychology graduate studies in one of the research and statistics classes at Liberty University. The results of the study were moderate but statistically significant. However, it... Continue Reading →

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