Category: Religion

The Things That Hurt

In 20 years of ministry, I have never had anyone refuse to take communion from me. But this guy quietly told me he was not going to accept what we called The Lord’s Supper. I said, “okay” suspiciously, to which he replied, “I’ll talk to you later about it.” Sure enough, we had supper later…

Addicted to Church?

“Religion is the opiate of the masses.”  Karl Marx  Recently, we interviewed Cindy Wang Brandt on our podcast, The Desert Sanctuary.  Don’t blame her for anything I say, but her suggestion inspired this thought process.  She stressed that everyone should take a “gap year off” from church.  Although I agree with this now, I couldn’t…

Being Where We Are

Earlier this year, I began working at a hardware store.  I had been off work for about 2 months and I needed to start earning some regular income.  I also did not want to move across the country to continue in my previous profession.  Our grandchildren are both nearby and I just built a deck…

Order Today – Release Day

It’s finally here! My new book, Apparent Faith, releases today!!!! Please consider securing your copy today! This is the sacred story of my journey out of fundamentalism toward a more beautiful gospel. It’s a story that involves some pain, but has a beautiful ending. Come along in the journey with me!! Check out the video:…