Author Archives: heavydeepreal

Mark of the Beast??

Yesterday I wrote a blog about Christians wearing masks and the biblical reason to obey the government, respect others, and follow health guidelines. A friend of mine from church responded that I should take on the issue from the “other side.” What’s the other side? It’s the argument that we are in the beginning of […]

The Masked Christian

I knew it would happen. Walked into church today and ran into three people coming out of a Bible study, one with a mask and two without. Here in Oregon the Governor has mandated that masks must be worn in all public settings. The two without a mask were quick to address the fact that […]

White Privilege

The other day a friend of mine asked me what I thought about white privilege. That’s a bit like a cop asking you if you shot your wife or stabbed her. There really is no right answer – no matter what you say some group will demonize you for it. However, because I’m not the […]

Excessive Force

The other night I preached on Romans 12 which is my favorite chapter in the Bible. Romans 12 teaches us how we’re supposed to treat one another and challenges us to live sacrificially in order to glorify God through our actions. I actually started this blog a couple days ago but deleted it. I found […]

Christians and Trump

As a lot of you know, I spent 10-plus years working in Republican politics as a campaign manager, political consultant, and legislative staffer. I learned a TON during my time in politics and one of the things I learned is that Christians often times put country and party ahead of Christ. I’m probably guilty of […]

George Floyd

I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my life. As I contemplate the events in our country this morning so many thoughts are running through my head based on each of my life’s experiences. I think what I want to do is explain my thoughts through the various lenses of life I look through. […]

Caesar vs. God

It seems as if I haven’t blogged in forever! I really haven’t! During this COVID-19 event I have been using Facebook live to keep my regular preaching schedule so instead of blogging I’ve been doing videos at least five times a month! It’s been great fun actually but there’s been something on my mind for […]

A Christian’s Response to Coronavirus

Remarkably, the Bible uses the term “Fear Not” 365 times – coincidence? I think not!! As Christians, we are taught over and over again to live by faith not by fear. But what exactly does that mean and how do we apply it to the latest crisis in our world? First off, and this is […]

Truth Without Love is Abuse

Yesterday I wrote about how love without truth is cruel. Today I’m going to take on the opposite side of that coin. Truth Without Love is Abuse. I grew up in an environment where my father was never accountable for anything he did. The cost of his unaccountability was abuse, neglect, homelessness, food insecurity, foster […]

Love Without Truth is Cruel

My dad was a con man. Growing up – at least when he was not in jail – my dad taught me how to lie through his example. My dad was a consummate liar – he’d lie about big things and he’d lie about small things. He really never could tell the truth about much. […]