Author Archives: heavydeepreal

Lust, Men, and Jesus

I have to admit that I’ve been avoiding this topic for as long as I’ve been blogging. It’s one of those no-win topics that is very difficult to navigate. However, I’ve been reading a number of other Christian blogs and it seems as if everyone is addressing it in light of the sexual harassment issues […]

What I’d Tell Frank Zappa

I read a quote by rock musician Frank Zappa this morning on Facebook that sums up how a lot of people feel about religion. Zappa said, “Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I’m concerned–I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect […]

Dinner for One

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence revealed that he will not dine alone with a woman other than his wife. As you can imagine, social media and television commentators have been lighting him up over this. Some of the comments have been clever, such as Steven Colbert saying that Mike Pence asked his waitress to remove […]

Itching Ears

I haven’t done a blog in a while because I’ve been spending all my time studying. After what must have been a 10-year discernment process, I decided a couple of years ago to complete my education requirements for ordination. On February 17, I passed my ordination board interview and was ordained by the Evangelical Church […]

An Open Letter

An open letter to my brothers and sisters in Christ Dear fellow disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:9-12 that we are not to judge those outside the church, but those of us in the church are, indeed, to hold one another accountable to the teachings of scripture. Of […]

I Believe

I believe we all fall short of the glory of God I believe that every man is redeemable if he chooses to accept God’s grace I believe we are not to judge others because that is God’s job I believe we are to forgive others 70 times 7 or every single time I believe we […]

Evil on Display

I was having breakfast today with my pastor and another buddy from church. We were talking about Dedrick Bonhoeffer and the stand he took against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s during WWII. As a pastor, Bonhoeffer chose to actively opposed Hitler and was implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler. We were discussing the Christian […]