Life and Death in the Land of God

Hi, my name is Stephen. I wrote a book with my friend Brooke called The Wizard of god. It is an allegory about hungry, lost people searching for food, and for home. It is my story, Brooke’s story and the stories of our friends. Maybe it’s your story too. Here is part of my (real) […]

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Is Your Religion a Bridge or a Wall? (Part 3)

This is the final part of a 3-part series. Read part 1 and part 2  first.    Imagine No Religion Imagine there is no need to become a slave or mercenary, in the hopes of ultimately being accepted by God. Instead, imagine a God who isn’t displeased, or angry. A God who doesn’t demand worshipers to strive […]

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Is Your Religion a Bridge or a Wall? (Part 1)

I’ve sat in many churches feeling guilty and far from God. I’ve heard words from countless preachers that were filled with condemnation, often mixed with a few drops of God’s love so the sermon goes down easier. I’ve heard the message of The Gospel is grace  to receive Jesus, but after that, it seems like you […]

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