Negev Manifesto

Author's Note: I've had this sitting around for a few years. After I wrote it (and for reasons I no longer remember), I decided to turn it into a piece of fiction, which I...

Macro Soteriology

Originally written in 2013 but never published. I got an email from a guy named Bob recently. We went back and forth a bit over a couple of days, but basically he was asking if I...

Notes from the outer darkness, lobbed back through the plenum

All the metaphysical questions remain alive within me, burning and roiling. They are my birthright and will not go away. The family of questions surrounding my physical reality in this culture and world have...

Do This in Remembrance of Me

This is a somewhat early RLP piece, written when I was still anonymous. I'd guess it was 2003. I met Hugh Elliott, the man who writes Standing Room Only, by email back in December of...

Church and me

Not really on speaking terms. I don't go to church anymore. That's the down-and-dirty truth of it. I don't. And I don't plan to go back. I don't plan not to go back. I just...

Evolution

It often begins with crazy people. They sense a deep movement, like animals feeling a coming tsunami. They howl and emote and act out. Their gibberish is like a dream. If you took the...

i think i killed real live preacher

My final entry i think i killed real live preacher i didnt mean to i thought resigning as the pastor of covenant baptist church would be its own thing i thought it would remove something from...

When gifts hurt

Sometimes it is a good thing to give away something that hurts. I have given two such gifts in the last decade. First, I sent the small New Testament that I studied from, read personally,...

Free market healthcare has been dead for some time now

Don't we really already have a form of socialized medicine? Is the free market really what we have now? I don't think so. I don't think I choose my doctor and pay for my...

We may have to burn it down

So this is something I'm mulling over: Religion is far too dangerous a thing to be offered cheaply to the masses. It's clear to anyone with any level of education about myth, archetype, and the human...