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Find part 1 HERE; Find prequel HERE (in which I come clean about my faith) Part 2 of 3 I just finished reading UnChristian, by David Kinnaman, president of the Barna group, a Christian research organization that set out to explore Christianity’s reputation today, especially among people between the…
NOTE: This is a re-write…an update…to an article I wrote a year and a half ago. – Mike Nash — I’m not sure what to do about God. It was really hard to write about this when I first put it out there. At the time I felt that it would be easier toContinue reading “in which I come clean about my faith…”
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I think I might have lost an old friend this week. We’ve known each other for 25 years. This sucks. And it isn’t the first time this has happened to me in the past couple years. My buddy’s main complaint, boiled down…I’ve changed. And I have. He’s correct. The biggest change, of course, and theContinue reading “in which I lose another Christian friend”
I’ve heard from so many former Republicans who, like the author of this article, feel that their party has left them. Thanks to my friend Bill Rogers for bringing this article to our attention. Although I don’t share the same experiences as this writer, I too feel that I had to leave the Grand Ol’Continue reading “why I am no longer a Republican”
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right,Continue reading “Sunday thoughts #18: perfectionism sucks”
I don’t come from a faith background filled with whack-job-fundamentalist-types. Most of the Christians I spent time with are caring, decent people who love God and others. On the other hand, the tradition I came from was definitely not liberal or progressive in any way. The formula I use to describe the old version ofContinue reading “Sunday thoughts #16: how my faith kept me from becoming a man”