"You do what you do and I do what I do... you do what you do and I do what I do, I'm Alvin, and you're Bill." These are the words of Dana Carvey as Alvin Firpo in the 1994 comedy Trapped in Paradise about a trio of brothers who rob a bank in Paradise, … Continue reading Present Yourself
Recorded by Crowder on the deluxe edition of his 2016 album American Prodigal, there is perhaps no greater song to describe a recovering churchboy than that penned by Sean McConnell in 2010, Praise The Lord. Although McConnell himself released the tune himself in 2014 as part of his five tune EP The B Side Sessions, … Continue reading Churchboy Soundtrack: Praise The Lord
In several discussions over the last week, the idea of being a nicer person since leaving religion behind has resurfaced. Although I fully intended to continue the Churchboy Soundtrack series this week, I can’t ignore what I believe to be the prompting of the Holy Spirit to repost this post from last September. My life as a churchboy was truly a life filled with gritted teeth, clenched fists, red-faced anger fueled by feelings of never being good enough. I cannot thank Jesus enough for setting me free from those lies and revealing to me the real love of the Father.
I pray today you live a life knowing how loved you truly are.
Although I have never been much of a comic book reader, from an early age I have had an affinity for the Incredible Hulk. I suppose the credit for this would belong to the TV series that aired during my younger years starring Bill Bixby as Dr. Banner and Lou Ferrigno as his rage-fueled alter ego green monster. I can remember the incredibly durable stretch Hulk action figure I carried with me and destroyed for much of my childhood as well. With the most recent incarnations of the Hulk coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last ten years, my love for the big green guy has resurfaced and he is undoubtedly my favorite character of all created within the superhero realm. In 2012, after six solo films introducing the world to several characters, we finally got to see all our heroes unite on one screen as Marvel released the…
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by Rocky Glenn When Jim Gordon invited Mike Edwards and I to join him as coauthors at Done With Religion, I don’t think any of us anticipated the bond and brotherhood that lie ahead of us. The three of us have spent the last six months getting to know each other discussing what we believe […] … Continue reading Why Didn’t I Know Sooner — Done with Religion
I was raised with a father and mother who loved my sister and me and were not shy about letting us know it. Does this mean they were perfect and didn't mess up? They would each be the first to admit that's not true, but as I get older and learn more and more about … Continue reading God Our Father
I've shared previously growing up a churchboy for me meant nearly my entire musical education and consumption came from bands labeled Christian. These were bands whose albums were recorded on Christian record labels, marketed to Christians, and sold nearly exclusively in Christian bookstores. I was not totally ignorant of what was considered hit songs or … Continue reading Churchboy Soundtrack: The God That Failed
Lord is it possible to get this far And just now understand who You are? In 2014, after two years of repeatedly hearing preaching and teaching on the true nature of God's love and how I did nothing to earn it, I could do nothing to deserve it, and I would never do anything to … Continue reading Churchboy Soundtrack: Welcome to the New