The Value Of Art And Appreciation

What is art? Can you define it? Webster’s dictionary plainly defines art as “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination”, but that doesn’t really define what art is, does it? There is good art and bad art. But how can one decide what good art looks like? Continue reading The Value Of Art And Appreciation

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The Lonely Pilgrimage

In what has become the most difficult year of my entire life, the theme throughout this year is that I was very much alone in facing each part. No one was there for me during the hardest and darkest parts. Not because no one wanted to be, but because I felt that I needed to deal with it alone. It was during this time that I stopped being afraid of life, and started embracing a story of adventure, while becoming acquainted with the relentless survivor buried beneath all the fear and self-loathing. 2016 may have been the worst year, but 2017 will be the first year. The first year of many where I actually live. Continue reading The Lonely Pilgrimage

Faith Reconstructed

A while back, I wrote a post about a huge deconstruction of faith that I endured. It was a trying time. It was intense. It was emotionally, spiritually, and mentally draining for a long time. Then I just kinda stopped talking about it so much. I’ve had people ask me what happened after, and what direction I took spiritually and emotionally. So I decided to write about it. This will be a sort of update to document my journey. Continue reading Faith Reconstructed

Redefined By Human Equality

This is a difficult post for me to write. The older I get, the more passionate I am on this subject. I understand that I am speaking about this as a white American male who has not endured oppression or inequality myself. But it is from this place that I write so passionately about this. For it is this reality that has caused such an urgency and importance on this matter. Continue reading Redefined By Human Equality

Lost And Found: A Deconstruction Of Faith

I’ve gone to school for theology, led worship in churches for over a decade, and been on staff in churches for most of my 20s. I thought I knew what I was talking about. I thought I knew what church was like. But you don’t really know what Christians are like until you stop going to church. Continue reading Lost And Found: A Deconstruction Of Faith