Spiritual Life Isn’t Always Extravagant

Sometimes we can get so focused on the spectacular things that the Holy Spirit does that we miss some of the simpler and normal things He has to offer us. For some, everything becomes about extravagance and normal life ceases to exists. They begin to think that if the Holy Spirit is going to do…

Spiritual Theology

I remember reading a book by Frank Bartleman, who documented the events leading up to the Azusa Street Revival which took place at the start of the 20th century. While I appreciated the book and found it interesting, there was one line that really stuck with me in an off-putting way: “We need no more…

Magicland

“Everyone has to go through Magicland first in order to figure all this supernatural stuff out,” my professor laughed. I couldn’t help but smile as the last few years of my college career had attested to this statement. I hoped that I was at the end of my time in Magicland, recognizing that some of…

Making God in Our Own Image

“God created us in God’s own image, and darn it, we’ve returned the favor,” says Richard Rohr. He’s right—especially in modern Christianity. We’ve made experience the cornerstone of theology and it’s created so many anti-Jesus ideologies to chase after. Recently I skimmed a book about God gifting Christians with wealth—not because I wanted to, but…