Category: Faith

The reality of Church PTSD

The reality of Church PTSD
Church PTSD? Are you kidding me. There is no such thing. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something you have after being in combat or a victim of sexual assault, surviving a plane crash or maybe a tornado. How the heck can church, of all things, cause PTSD? Okay, let’s all take a breath. What’s going... Read more »

My way back to God

We all have a story. These stories are as unique as the person who has lived it. For those who are Christ Followers, the story of our lives can take on a whole new and sometimes rocky depth finding our way back to God. Over the past couple weeks, Community Christian Church, the church I... Read more »

Every true Christian should be a liberal

We have hit that time where words like conservative and liberal are getting thrown around like spaghetti in a food fight. It has come to be that you almost never hear the word Christian without the adjective ‘conservative’ attached as though they are interminably linked. Is it so difficult to think that being liberal is... Read more »

Let the court record show my Christian parents love their transgender daughter

A parent’s love for their child is probably one of the strongest bonds we as humans can ever have with another person. If you are a parent, you know in your heart of hearts that it’s a bond that is created long before you ever met your child. It’s a bond that should be unbreakable.... Read more »

Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On
Keep Calm and Carry On! This was one of the mottoes of Great Brittan’s propaganda posters in the late 1930’s during World War II, though this particular poster was never seen by the public until over 50 years later. Owners of a used book store in the northern part of England discovered it in a... Read more »

Will legalism be the death of the Christian church

When it comes to talking about legalism in the church, people start to get a little squirmy, uncomfortable and even a little defensive.  We want to think that legalism is for those cults and sects like the Branch Davidians or Sciencetology. But legalism has crept in on a more subtle level and has become a... Read more »

A teacher's influence, A life long impact

In our formative years, how often do we ever put much thought into the people that come in and out of our lives? We don’t realize the subtle ways our lives are changing by their presence. It is not until much later do we look back and understand the tremendous influence someone had in the... Read more »

Is it coincidence or part of something bigger

There is tremendous list of people from the past that I would love to sit down and chat with. World leaders, famous writers, and men and women from the Bible all find their own place on this extremely long list. But there is one person that I tend to look to as an example of... Read more »

Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.

In 2010, shortly after I officially transitioned, I heard a very distinctive call in my life.  The call came as a subtle rumble through much of what I did.  I had to make a very public transition at work, but since being separated at the time, I was able to lead a fairly quiet, private... Read more »

Being thankful for the blessings God gives me

Thanksgiving Day. A day of parades, football, turkey and pumpkin pie. A day where many of us stop our normal busy and hectic lives to spend time with family and friends. Not that every day shouldn’t be a day where we are thankful for what and who we have in our lives, but today is... Read more »