I Am A Hypocrite

I am a hypocrite. This is a realization I have come to after working nearly five years in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio.  Being employed at this particular non-profit has given me the opportunity to work with real cases of poverty and abandonment. I go to food pantries and talk with the … Continue reading I Am A Hypocrite

Values

For me, living a contemplative life started with determining my values. When a person comes to the understanding of what they value, it helps set the foundation for how a he/she lives their life. My beliefs are really only augments of what I value, and starting with that gave me the foundation I needed to … Continue reading Values

The Throne Room

Peter Rollins tells a parable similar to this one:  Imagine yourself as a pious Christian person who has gone to church every Sunday, Bible Study on Wednesdays and even occasionally volunteered in the food pantry having died and then goes to heaven. You are looking forward to seeing St. Peter at the gate with his … Continue reading The Throne Room

Burning Bibles

Imagine with me a pastor walking through the city on an azure winter day, clear skies with a wind that is chilling enough to appreciate the coziness of your clothing. On his walk he sees a homeless man sitting in an alley with a small makeshift cardboard shelter, a blanket, a pillow, and a shopping … Continue reading Burning Bibles