Category Archives: Critique

The Revolution Will Not Serve Budweiser

This poem is dedicated to my friend Rob Zifchak who is currently 14 months sober and going strong.  Rob, your strength to stay clean inspires me to keep true to my self.  Thanks for your friendship.   Well, hello attractive … Continue reading

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Redemption: Reform, Retreat, or Resistance

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Human rights groups proved multiple times the human rights violations of the multinational food service provider Sodexo. As a result, University of Washington students started lobbying the UW administration over eight months ago to cut their contract with Sodexo. After … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 3: A Funeral for Heaven and Hell

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On the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church held a meeting to discuss and argue over the proper, faithful types of vestments priests should wear during worship. Little did they know that in the coming years they … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 2: Luke’s Justice

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Ostensibly, Mark Driscoll preaches the Bible and only the Bible. He gives sophistication to the old catchphrase, “The Bible says it; I believe it; and that settles it.” Nonetheless, if Mark’s sermon on Heaven and Hell was an essay, I … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 1: Mark Driscoll

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One of the goofball conundrums in evangelical circles involves the issue of accountability. Since Protestantism grew out of rejecting the Catholic hierarchy and evangelicalism, especially non-denominational churches, grew out of resisting mainline Protestant hierarchies and accountability structures, the question of … Continue reading

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Rejecting Socialism and the State as G-d: How I Became a Christian Anarchist Part VI

In the days following the Obama rally I attended, I gave up all patriotic allegiances. I abandoned the state as a provider of security and health. By looking at history, especially early 20th century history, and the ontology of the … Continue reading

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Life Is Too Short to Take Personal Responsibility

WOW!  I just looked at our stack of mail and found the most disturbing pamphlet ever.  A woman with an insane shopping addiction lived here before we moved in.  She receives more mail than we do, and almost every piece … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll: The Great Questions He Asks, and the Dumb Answers He Finds

Most people who knew me well during my time at Seattle Pacific University knew my intense loathing of Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church. I cannot pinpoint when I started vocally speaking out against his style of faith, but … Continue reading

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Crazy Love: Not My Book

I finished Francis Chan and Danae Yankoski’s Crazy Love literally about 10 minutes ago. After the first three chapters that I thoroughly ravaged in my previous post, nothing really perturbed me very bad. There were times when I felt annoyed, … Continue reading

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The Good News vs. Crazy Love

Thanks to the overwhelming criticism from my friends Maggie, Matt, and Mike, I decided to actually read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan and Danae Yankoski. Last night, I sat down and read the foreword, preface, and first three … Continue reading

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