"For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs." - 1 Timothy 6:10 RSV I have very fond memories of wandering down the aisles of Christian bookstores. When I was in high school … Continue reading Christian Bookstores Sell Indulgences
I don't really watch much television. The internet allows so much freedom to watch whatever I feel like, yet I find myself to be extremely bored with online streaming and Netflix. It often feels like the more choices there are, the less there is to watch. I know, it's a strange paradox! However, after hearing … Continue reading What’s So Intriguing About ‘Stranger Things?’
When I was 17, I attended a youth bible retreat in the first weekend of my grade 12 year. A charismatic guest preacher and I found ourselves discussing hard rock and heavy metal music in the dining hall. After explaining to him that I was an avid fan of KoRn and Slipknot he exclaimed to me, "If … Continue reading My Critique of the Christian Music Industry
I love music. I've collected CD's since I was 13. I am well into my 30's and before I started selling them I probably had over 600 albums in my own library, including all my favorite artists ranging from Alice In Chains to ZZ Top. Like most people I know, hearing an old favorite song … Continue reading What Is Idol-Worship?
I was a guitarist for several worship bands at a conservative Evangelical congregation in the past. My frustrations with band mates who were either very cliquey or seemingly half-hearted in their involvement provoked me to try and create my own spin on the songs. Oftentimes I would add some light distortion or come up with some kind of melodic lead riff to create a different … Continue reading Is Contemporary Worship Killing The Church?
Everybody is a product of their past. The choices I've made and the people in my life are the reason why I'm still here and have shaped me to become who I am this very day. That being said, I'd like to share with you something close to my heart. I grew up on a farm … Continue reading Nu-Metal Saved My Life