I had the weak ties of cultural Christianity until tragedy severed those ties when I was seventeen. My beliefs became agnostic, not knowing if there was God and not seeing the importance of answering such questions. I answered to myself and tried not to worry about things which cannot be touched, seen, or proven. No man could convince me to change my beliefs.
It is not possible for man to know God through human persuasion. God must reveal himself to you. When this happened to me, I gained new eyes and saw everything clearly for the first time in my life. Do not misunderstand me, I do not have all the answers, and I have come to accept that I never will. Only God has the answers and he reveals them as he chooses.
I am a husband to the love of my life. I am the father to three children. My family is a gift that God has given and I am blessed by them each day.
I am passionate about Christ and education in our churches and in our Christian circles. Generations of Christians failed to pass along sound doctrine and consistent teaching. Our culture packages Christianity as a choose-your-own-adventure buffet of biblical soundbites. Pick the verses that support your personal agenda, or choose the chapters you wish to turn to, ignore the ones that damage your position.
I was born and spent most of my life in East Tennessee.
I grew up surrounded by cultural christianity. I saw hypocrisy. I searched for answers. I found no answers and concluded that truth, if it exists, was not attainable. I came of age in the age of agnosticism. I was a product of postmodernism…then I met Christ and was born again.
I will look at real life, not a masquerade. I will write honestly. I will always attempt a biblical perspective on all things.
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