Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

There is no path topeace; peace isthe path.  It seems to me one of the biggest problems in the world today is division.  All too often when people think, look, believe, and/or act differently from us, we name them other, which all too easily allows and pushes us to exclude, ridicule, demonize, and even harm … Continue reading Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

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The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

It seems to me “heaven” is more of an attitude or lens for seeing life, than it is a place … at least while we’re alive.  For years I thought feeling the Spirit, or “experiencing God”, was a rare event and/or just for select people.  Yet, over time I’ve found a simple shift of mentality … Continue reading The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

LIES WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD PART 5

I’ve got issues.  While Jesus has always been my jam, for a long time I thought God more than disliked me. Worth, belonging, and love are fundamental human needs and I was convinced when it came to our Creator and Ultimate Reality, I’d struck out on all three accounts (as had everyone else). I now realize this … Continue reading LIES WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD PART 5

Lies We Believe About God Part 4

When love is the way -- unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive -- when love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again. When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream, and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook. When love is the way, poverty … Continue reading Lies We Believe About God Part 4

Lies We Believe About God Part 3

For most of my early adulthood I was caught in a vicious cycle of porn addiction that was, in part, brought on by my image of God.  You see, I thought our Creator’s default state was NOT liking me and sending me to hell, and ANY mistake I made in life was something God took … Continue reading Lies We Believe About God Part 3

Lies We Believe About God Part 2

I shared recently that I’m a recovering porn addict.  A HUGE part of this slavery was mistaken, yet QUITE common, views I had about God.  While in my addiction I was SUPER concerned with being correct about things, in my freedom and life I’m more interested in being connected.  The rewriting of what I think … Continue reading Lies We Believe About God Part 2

Lies We Believe About God Part 1

Hi, my name is Lang and I’m a recovering porn addict.  While there’s definitely no singular reason for this, and I accept full responsibility for my decisions, a really BIG reason behind my addiction was lies I believed about God.  I think these common and widespread untruths keep us fearful, anxious, and divided, holding us … Continue reading Lies We Believe About God Part 1

A Letter to a Concerned Friend on How/Why Christ Still Means EVERYTHING to Me

I've been a Christian my whole life.  As a young adult and into the onset of my thirties, I was of the Evangelical and conservative sort, generally speaking.  It seems as life happened and things got real, my beliefs shifted and changed.  To make a long story short, and to greatly oversimplify for the sake … Continue reading A Letter to a Concerned Friend on How/Why Christ Still Means EVERYTHING to Me