Fitness: A Christian Perpsective

In a recent conversation with family, I was discussing the differences between people who exercise and those who don’t. Perhaps the venom in my voice was higher than usual, and maybe I had ranted about this particular topic on more than one occasion (I definitely had), because the next question that was posed was, “Why…

That’s Not My God, His Wings Are Too Fluffy

In case you haven’t gotten a chance to check out some of the other stuff I’ve been writing for The Havok Journal, take a gander at the article I wrote about the Nux4Life charity event here. My daughters have a kids book entitled That’s Not My Fairy, where each page shows a different fairy, and…

My (theologically correct) Idea of Heaven

Over Sunday lunch one day, my brother and I found ourselves sitting with two or three other men with horrified looks on their faces. The reason for their discomfort wasn’t the delicious food my aunt had just made, but rather the conversation occuring. Matt (my brother) started describing his idea of going to Heaven, only…

Burning Churches

Disclaimer: This post is not about gay marriage. Don’t get distracted. 26 June 2015 was the day that SCOTUS ruled in favor of gay marriage, and history books will record it as the day that love won. There was, however, another side to that day, and I didn’t see it coming from the homosexual community…

I Wrote This a Month Ago, I Swear.

“That ought to be illegal!”“There should be a law against ______!” “Let’s create legislature that will keep ______ off of our streets!” “If you want to change ______ for the better, write to your congressman!” A quick disclaimer. I’m not a lawyer. I have no interest in delving into the legislature of our nation as…

Advice To My Children

As with most of the posts you’ll see here, I got bored one day and just started writing things I want my children to understand when they’re older. A good portion of this has to do with the assumption that that will one day marry and have children of their own. -If you’re not willing…

A Broken Understanding

  My concept of grace has, like most things in my life, been shaped by experiences in combat. In June of 2010, I had the honor of serving as a team leader for a Marine Corps Scout Sniper team in Musah Quelah, Afghanistan. Our company was to clear the town of its Taliban presence, and when things got really…