Emerging into a Community of Believers

Emerging into a Community of Believers

I was in seventh grade and my family was leaving church one Sunday after the morning service. The guest preacher stood at the exit, shaking each person’s hand as they walked out of the church. I tried to sneak past without shaking his hand – I was an introvert...
Skittles and Sheep

Skittles and Sheep

If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem. This was the message of a tweet posted by Donald Trump Jr. yesterday. He added a comment, saying, “Let’s end the politically correct...
Falling on the Sword

Falling on the Sword

Taking up his sword, just as the Master commanded, Nathan prepared for battle. Sharpening the blade, lifting the breastplate, cinching the belt, donning the helmet, he prepared for more than just the physical confrontation. As he cleared his mind, the Master’s...
Winds of Change in the Church of the Nazarene

Winds of Change in the Church of the Nazarene

I have been attending predominantly Nazarene churches for about seven years now and officially been a member of the Church of the Nazarene for around six years. In that time, I’ve come to realize that there is a lot of tension between the right wing and the left wing...
Three Reasons I Broke Up with the Baptist Church

Three Reasons I Broke Up with the Baptist Church

WARNING: You are about to read some gross generalizations. Baptist churches are so diverse that it’s pretty much impossible to write anything that applies across the board, so know that I’m writing from my personal experience in fundamentalist Baptist churches. Your...
To Love Them Both

To Love Them Both

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. I looked in the hallway mirror and buttoned my jacket. All set. “Alright honey, I’m heading over to Eden’s for a bit. I’ll be back in a few...
Lunatic’s Ark

Lunatic’s Ark

Damn the naysayers! Damn the unbelievers! The man’s aging back arched as he lifted the sledgehammer high over his head. His ark was almost finished. This joint at the pinnacle of the vessel was the culmination of years of obsession – obsession that had driven...
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul

A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul

Note: This is a guest post from my friend Josh Wright. Josh graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BA in Theology and Philosophy and from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He is an Associate Pastor at Metroplex Church of the...

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