I was a youth pastor for 10 years. And a Bible-toting believer since I can remember.
Then, I walked away.
Why? I was angry, bitter, burnt-out and disappointed in the way that following Jesus felt so political, boring and combative. Faith had been replaced with business meetings and talking points, and I was slowly dying. Something needed to change.
It’s taken some time, but I’m finding faith again.
Now I spend my time writing and speaking to groups of all sizes, disrupting complacency and tradition with stories about an upside-down kingdom. Stories of a God who comes here. Stories of a Gospel that is about loving our neighbors and our enemies. Stories of a grace that refuses to let us live dying lives.
I hope that, somehow, my small attempts at giving context to that kingdom inspire large dreams within your heart.
Thank you for reading. It really means quite a lot to me.
Currently, I’m going through a new series on the blog called #15stories. If you’d like to start from the beginning, you can read about
- Naked People (Adam, Eve and the Fall)
- Floods and Rainbows (Noah and the Flood)
- Angels and Gang-Rape (Sodom and Gomorrah)
- Kill the Firstborn (Abraham and Isaac)
- Empires and Refugees (The Exodus)
- God’s Words on Stone Tablets (The 10 Commandments)
- Crusades, Jihads and Golden Calves (The Golden Calf)
- Faith and Getting Lost (40 Years in the Wilderness)
- An Old Story of a Good Man Who Lost Everything (Job)
New around here? Catch up by reading a few of my top rated posts.
- Why I Stopped Believing The Bible is Black and White
- People of Hope or Prophets of Doom? What is the Church?
- I Am Tired And It Is Too Much (A Psalm)
- When You Suck at Praying
- She Was Young and Beautiful (A Story)
- Why My Generation is Quitting Church
- The Church’s Problem With Genitals
- The Night I Had Dinner With A Homeless Man (Sort Of)
- The Caitlyn Jenner Dilemma
- On Leaving Church and Finding God
- When You Lose Your Faith