Forever

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico was a bit […]

My Dad vs. Pastor Dad

The journey to finding balance and embracing acceptance.

Dear Pastors: Be Careful How You Talk About Mental Illness

Church leaders have many talents and skills. However, they should be aware of their limitations when it comes to mental health and understand the important role of mental health professionals.

The Power of Prevailing Prayer: 7 Principles that Will Get God’s Attention

Here’s how to enjoy a stronger, more powerful prayer life.

Because Marriage Has Been Defined, Doesn’t Mean it Can’t be Redefined

It wouldn’t be the first time our definition of marriage changed.

My “Typical” Ex-Gay Experience

One man’s story of surviving a type of therapy that derailed his life for thirteen years.

6 Ways The Church’s Treatment of LGBTQ People is Actually Damaging the Church

Bottom line: the church should not be in the business of excluding people.

Best Picture ‘Spotlight’ Tells a Story of Asking Questions and Covering Up Answers

Hollywood hits hard with a film that explores a disturbing tale of abuse.

Together, But at What Price? Anglican Ruling Against Same-Sex Marriage Marginalises US Church

After painful negotiations, leaders of the Anglican church have decided to “walk together” in spite of having deep differences on the subject of marriage.

The Biology of Leaving Church

Leaving church is more than walking away from something. It’s walking away from someone. That’s why we feel it so deeply, good or bad.

Learning To Be A Man Without Faith

For approximately 35 years of my life, I was the ultimate Christian. Yet, there was always something in the back of my mind. Something I couldn’t shake.

Religious Discrimination Here and Now

What a 17th-century poet can teach us about marginalized Muslims today.

Why I Stopped Hating the Church

When Steve Austin was sexually abused as a little boy, his parents told no one, and turned to prayer. For years he railed at this injustice and others he found in the church. Finally, he made peace with what he learned from his faith, and forgave what he did not get.

How to Keep Your Kid Alive

Want your child to be happy? Then let them be themselves and don’t ever ask them to hide it.

Sharing Faith: How I Found Healing at a Funeral

Being present for others during their time of need can lessen your own pain

7 Ways That Jesus Likes to Heal Nasty People

Just mentioning Jesus can get funny looks and rolled eyes. No sermonizing here, just my thoughts along with a few funny bits about healing.