#MillennialMonday – Colby Martin and the LGBTQ Community

  It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Colby Martin – Pastor//Author//Artist. I love the way he describes his journey in his upcoming book, Unclobber. He stated, “UnClobber is about how the Church has misused a handful of Bible verses to prevent the LGBTQ community from being fully welcomed at the Table.” I…

#MillennialMonday – What a Millennial Experienced During the Paris Attacks

I remember the day like it was yesterday. All of us sat close to the TV – waiting – holding our breath – praying that the endless violence wasn’t real. I remember just sitting there and feeling completely helpless and completely angered. How could humanity become a place of hatred within one moment? How could…

Deep Waters: What it Means to be Friends with Jesus

I recently listened to a podcast. The voice of pastor  Jurgen Matthesius boomed – heavy with a thick Australian accent. “God will not work in the shallow. He wants to take you into the deep.” I pictured his hat perched across his ruddy brow – catching crocodile with his bare hands in the vast landscape of…

Community Service Requirement: Consideration

There is no such thing as love at first sight, because no one looks at one another. How can a world full of crowds exist without even a nod to their neighbor. Isolation has occurred, because invisibility has become the normative expectation. We have become accustomed to 5 minute mandatory meet and greet, as if…