Two Honest Criticisms About Christianity (From A Christian).

The point of this post is simple. It is a great frustration of mine when christians move biblical truth into social cliques. This does a great harm to the witness of the church and comes across as stand off-ish. If this post could leave you with one thing it would be this. Christians are like manure… when grouped together they stink, when spread out, they fertilize something. So spread out and share the truth! 🙂

1. Christianese Arguing

It irks me that christians lack a proper imagination. We sometimes lack the ability to imagine with the heart of someone else. We repeat the same nonsensical viewpoints over and over again without any regard to the understanding it generates in the person we are speaking to. You would think we are a horde of garrulous parrots. Not only do our arguments lack imagination, they communicate that we have no real thoughts of our own and this is insincere during honest conversation. In an honest conversation, people want to hear your own original thoughts. There is nothing wrong with citing a good argument, a good thought, or a good book that is not your own. Especially when you are faced with something beyond your expertise. However, many Christians persist in speaking in that scripted language we call christianese.

2. Christians Are Sensitive

While sensitive about themselves, Christians remain insensitive toward others. It’s as the old cliche says, “Those who live in glass houses should not cast stones.” Persecution is very real but why go out and seek it? Christianity has many heart agitating observations about the human condition. Concepts like hell, God’s Retributive suffering, election, etc, describe the deep and penetrating spiritual realities of our existence. I however, don’t think this is what irks most people about our faith. What irks people, is our lack of self awareness to the fact that what we have said as christians is offensive. The smug indifference in believers that state these things to their friends, their family, and their enemies is grossly un-christlike. A testimony to God’s truth is more powerful when the one testifying is willing to stand on the other side of their spear thrust. After all, God sought us while we were still sinners. We should go and do the same.


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God Is A Sanctuary

Photo Taken by: Preston Goff

A Poem based off of Psalm 150

Walk with me God toward your sanctuary,

Walk with me toward your Church.

so that I might praise under your mighty heaven.  

Walk with me God toward your grace

so that my praise will honor your power,

so that I could give to the poor without prize,

and learn to see the world with new eyes.

Walk with me God to know your beauty.

Allow me to sing with a voice of praise mighty like a trumpet,

and as a harmony of glory may others not dump it.

Walk with me into the sanctuary of my heart

and lift my spirit in praise,

my heart in truth,

and my friends in your Grace.

Walk with me Lord and grant me to sing your praise,

day after day, like all of the sun’s rays.


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The Sweetness Of Words

I write because it is a cathartic process for me. For whatever reason, this process took on the form of poetry today. I’ve decided to share this poem as I’m still experimenting with the type content I should put out on this blog. I couldn’t think of a title that was clever and the original title of, “I like words” felt like a cliche. Either way, let me know what you guys think!

I like words.

candid, creative, insightful Words.

Words wait for the hour,

laugh at fleeting moments, 

hold steadfast to that final second,

to deliver a kiss to my soul.

Words are perfect, peaceful, purposed instants

that ambush hearers,

bringing bliss for the ears,

ecstasy for the eyes,

Purpose for my mind. 

Some words are cheap,

Yet others, with enough wealth to make us weep.

I learned the power of words and my fate was never the same. 

I was like a snowflake caught in the hurricane.

A word from thee was like a caged bird’s flight to be free

My dear grace, I love the way that word sounds to me! 

Ah yes, the sweetness of words.


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