To those who tried…
Often we love inspirational quotes about getting back up and trying. But when we’ve deeply tried and failed, how can we have hope? Here are some thoughts on the matter.
While reading through John, I stumbled upon an odd moment with Peter — he puts on his cloak and then throws himself in the water. Why put on the cloak? Why put on clothes to swim to shore?
Coffee and Existential Dread
What started as a simple walk for coffee became a pivotal moment where I began to doubt my faith and God.
Greetings, Fellow Wanderer
I stumbled upon an old sermon of mine. Yes, believe it or not, I used to be a pastor in another life. Of middle schoolers. Not adults. Absolutely not. You couldn’t pay me enough. But, yes, that’s right, someone thought it was a good idea to put 19-year-old Brandon in charge of youths. For three…
Reneging on My Six… Maybe
A while back, I wrote I was a counter-phobic, sexual six. If you’re not an enneagram nerd like myself, no, I’m not having sex with six people. In short, a sexual six is scared and presents courageous to prove to themself and others they’re able to beat anything. I promise I’m getting to sappy, personal…
Purpose and the Politician
A recent trip to Texas and a Netflix original show trigger thoughts of purpose and destiny.
No Man’s Land
In Lady Montague’a “Turkish Embassy Letters” she describes a people group in South Eastern Europe, during the Ottoman Empire. They existed between Islamic nations and Christian nations. Out of fear, they kept both holy days, refusing to work on both Friday’s and Sunday’s. I resonate with that—binding yourself to fear so intimately you live in…
How Can I be Gay and Christian — A Look into My Methodology
In recent news, there’s been a convergence of two major groups: Christians and the LGBTQ+ population, two groups that are normally at odds with one another. These animosities are beginning to reach a boiling point as more and more entities are choosing to create space for both identities, challenging the conception that they are incongruent.…