Journal

Happiness Isn’t Hope (Part I)

There was a time when I was happy. But happiness is a fading thing. Along with other emotions - the bad ones too - it comes and goes, all the while making you think they will stay forever. From happy to sad, from sadness to anger, from anger to absolute exhaustion, bitterness and sometimes forgiveness.…

A Brief Aspect on Death

It's 12/30/20. My grandpa passed away a couple of nights ago due to complications from COVID-19 and my brother also lost his life this year from being ambushed in Afghanistan on 2/8/20. Both were unexpected. Both, still feeling deeply for. If there's one thing I'm beginning to acknowledge about death is that it doesn't discriminate,…

A Master’s Degree in Worship

Attending seminary was not always something I wanted to do. I honestly had no idea they existed. I think I was reading the bible by myself one night and thought, "I want to study more, but I need help. I want to go to school for it." A quick google search assured me there was…

Emergent Church Criticism

The Emergent Church has gained significant momentum over the past few decades, and it's likely you haven't noticed either. The Emergent Church isn't some denomination you can pinpoint historically, nor is it confined to a religious establishment. Its a movement that has found its roots within the American culture of subjective truth. There are some…