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some stuff i've written about Spirituality

The Myth of Closure

Eleven years ago, Timothy McVeigh was executed by lethal injection. They say that as he took his last breath, he stared open-eyed and unremorseful into the closed circuit camera capturing his final moments. Six hundred miles away, the families of…

So Help Me God (Almost a Poem)

Ernest Hemmingway once said, “There’s nothing to writing…. all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I think he might have been onto something. Words bleeding into life, snow bleeding into hope, day bleeding into night then…

I'm Sorry I Hated You

Jesus had a way of putting profound truth into just a few words. One time he summarized the entirety of the Bible by saying “Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself.” In these two commands lie…

Jesus: Relationship or Religion?

Christianity: It's Not a Religion, It's a Relationship

You’ve heard it before. It tops the list of “Stuff Christians Say”. I know I’ve said it. But it’s not true. The intention is honorable enough; we want to differentiate Christianity from other belief systems. We’re trying to express the…