The Idol of Convenience: How We Treat Strangers and Others Shows Our True Hearts

Image by Less Lincoln A man, trembling and afraid, running from heaven-knows-what, screamed for my help.  His cries pierced a cold, dark side-street in San Francisco’s Mission District, a seedy, industrial neighborhood in gentrification. His name was Quinn; and Quinn, in his pressed black slacks and dress shoes, shared something in common with the homeless man across the street, a friend of mine in need of a mentor, and the outreach director... Read More

Confessions of a faithless Workaholic: Why You Too Should Think Twice About Why You Go To Church

Image by cameosteph Silent, absent, and distant. That is how I have felt about my “walk” and my “relationship” with Christ over the last several months. And no doubt many of you may have wondered where the fresh articles, challenging content, and wittily-written musings have gone from the pages of THEOLOGY21. And while I have been overwhelmingly busy with a new job and a new season in life, my “faith” and the common expression of that... Read More

God Broke My Car: Thoughts on Mishaps, Blessings, and Why You Should Be Grateful

I expected billows of smoke to pour out from under the hood of my car. A pale mist would seep out from under the creases as an appalling bang might be heard. Soon following, the mechanical sounds of parts breaking and falling to the ground would clang in my ears. Perhaps a small fire might emerge. Whatever might happen as my car stalled in the middle of the road, it wasn’t good. As I turned my key over to start it again, the familiar roar of... Read More

Why Keeping Your Word May Be Life and Death: Promises, Human Sacrifice, and Becoming a Liar

Image by Michael Macfeat “Shaun, can you please wash your plate? I don’t know how many times we have talked about this.” “Yeah baby, lemme finish this show real quick. Better yet, I will do it before I go to bed. Leave it in the sink, so I can let it soak.” Bedtime rolls around, and I groggily walk past the sink. “NOOOOO! Stupid plate. Ahhhh, no worries. Amanda stayed up late. I will do it in the morning before she wakes up.” In... Read More

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