When Discipleship and Drug Addiction Collide…

-Book Four -Chapter Eight -The parable of the prodigal son told by Jesus is one of the more well known biblical stories. People are usually endeared by the love of the father, who against all expectations received his son back into the family with no questions asked. Often lost in the story is the principles […]

Making Disciples While You Milk Cows…

-Book Four -Chapter Four -After work one day, around the age of my sixteenth birthday, I came home to find an old man sitting in my living room. My mother was sitting with him drinking coffee, and as I walked into the room the old dude rose to greet me. My mother said, “Kenny, this […]

The Necessity of Narrative…

-Chapter Seventeen -As the Industrial and Technological Revolutions moved modern humanity away from the narratives provided by religion, the 20th century saw a steep rise in a vast array of psychosomatic disorders, depression, and loneliness. We know that narratives help to bind communities together; narratives create community and a lack of a comprehensive historical narrative […]

The Spirit of Thanatos…

-Chapter Sixteen -In ancient Greek mythology, Thanatos the God of Death is an interesting character. Of all the Greek Gods, he is one of the more peculiar in that as his mythology grew, his actual nature slowly evolved and changed. Initially, Thanatos was nothing more than black death and all that accompanies the end of […]

The Cult of Self…

-Chapter Fourteen -It does not take a specialist to notice that since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, faith in god (or religious faith in general) has experienced a steep decline. Agnosticism, atheism, and a general faithlessness has grown throughout the Western World. While much of the faithlessness can be attributed to the cult of […]