Browsing All posts tagged under »Life«

I’m Not Thankful For…

November 25, 2010


Dear Friends, Today is Thanksgiving and like many I have been thinking about all of the things that I am thankful for as I prepare to eat and fellowship with friends here in Portland. I am thankful for Portland, a city that has revived the soul in me, and taught me that the world is […]

Update: 10/14/10

October 14, 2010


It’s been a long while since I posted a real blog, but I wanted to write and say it’s not because I’m being lazy again! I haven’t posted because I put a deadline on myself to finish my book by the end of the year, and over the past few weeks have written several chapters […]

Just Another Life Update…

September 20, 2010


I must say that Portland’s weather suits me. I love the rain. I don’t think I loved the rain in other places because it wasn’t set against a backdrop of Pacific North-West foliage and the giant furs that seem to be everywhere. When it rains a steady cloud of mist ascends through the forests and […]

A Quick Question…

August 30, 2010


(Cartoon By David Hayward aka The Naked Pastor) Ever decided that not only do you wish to avoid someone, but anyone that person associates with because of their unattractive faith-life? I only ask because there are certain Christians I just can’t connect to while they are friends with certain people I’ve had bad experiences with. […]

Questioning Christianity: Ep. 2- Does Size Really Matter?

August 25, 2010


The longer I live in Portland, it seems, the more aware I am of the religious subculture developing back home. It’s an awkward thing to hear about, the same 5 pastors dominating the blogosphere and twitter, and doing little to nothing to actually impact their communities at large. So I’m sending a few questions out […]

Another Confession: I’m A Networking Narcissist

July 28, 2010


(photo by David Hayward) I’ve kinda fallen off the twitter/blogging map for a while and I wanted to share a few thoughts about why… Just in case you were wondering. A few months ago my agent and I had a really honest talk. She told me that connecting with people was a great thing, and […]

The Church is on Fire…

July 13, 2010


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why it is that I feel the way I do about the church and Christianity as a whole. I don’t want to be that bitter guy, and have that “I hate church because the church hurt me” mentality. I feel quite the opposite actually. I love the church… […]