~About me

Hello! Thanks for visiting. I love to read and write. Religion, Philosophy, Culture, Society. Broad strokes to be sure but I feel that given the right lens with which to view them, maybe they won’t be so overwhelming. And if you’ve got no questions, I applaud you. Let’s talk. I welcome discourse and spirited debate. I am an outspoken and opinionated Christian who is more than a little fed up with the thousands of denominational distinctions in our church and would love to see the body of Christ unite on our strengths. Let the discord fall by the wayside. I firmly believe that God would change the world through us if we would overcome these petty squabbles. I post new content to my blog daily and would love any and all feedback you’d provide, provided it was done politely. Thanks again! Josh

21 comments

  1. Very interesting, Josh. I’ll be back.

  2. I like your premise.

  3. Josh, great job. I enjoyed your writings very much. Hit home with me on many levels.
    Keep up the good work. God bless. Love,
    Dean

  4. Hey Josh, it was nice to chat with you today (I’m Rob, Cody’s the Marines dad). I picked up the book you suggested for myself, see you again soon I’m sure.

    Keep up the great work on the blog

  5. Meghan Pepper · · Reply

    Thanks for referring me here Josh! I’ll be sure to keep visiting; your studies are obviously full of wonderful insights and I look forward to reading more.

    Meghan

  6. Lots of good ideas on the Holy Spirit. Thanks for giving me
    the blog address today. Great work!
    Cindy

  7. michelle walter · · Reply

    Trying to find all your posts on here, I read todays,on adultery but am having a hard time finding others!! I hope you have a amazing day, God Bless,Michelle

  8. Wow! So much stuff on here. As an English teacher, I would like to tell you that you write exceptionally well. Keep up the great work!

  9. Anonymous · · Reply

    “I am an outspoken and opinionated Christian who is more than a little fed up with the thousands of denominational distinctions in our church and would love to see the body of Christ unite on our strengths. Let the discord fall by the wayside. I firmly believe that God would change the world through us if we would overcome these petty squabbles”
    I think this idea that your talking about is what the Catholic Church is implementing today as well. The Catholic Church is really the only chuch with a structure and higher sense of order, given the Pope and the bishops. I would suggest reading “Catholicism” by Richard P. Mcbrien.

  10. Thank you for reading! As long as Catholics (which simply means “general” or “universal”) keep Jesus at the forefront of their lives, interacting and fellowshipping with Him, as He led us to do, then more power to ‘em. The same holds true for any denomination within Christianity. I am reluctant, however, to give my stamp of approval to any hierarchical system that would impose itself between Jesus and believer.

    And thank-you for the recommendation. I’ll check it out.

  11. hi. i bought ‘Not a Fan’ from B&N today and you recommended i check out your blog. it is intriguing, insightful and curious. i’ve enjoyed what i’ve read so far. i hope you don’t mind me asking (but i’m going to ask anyways) how you’ve come to your relationship with God?

    thanks for pointing me to your page. i think it makes God smile. if He had a mouth.

  12. Josh, thanks for being so pro-active to share your blog with me tonight at B&N! Are you familiar with Mars Hill Church in Seattle? We are fans of MH. Esther

  13. joycedevivre · · Reply

    Hi Josh, lavished my time visiting here and will sure to come back for your updates.. God bless :)

  14. Anonymous · · Reply

    Hello once again,

    I have read through your writings and have be enlightened with your thoughts. I liked the blog eye contact and strangers. I am Chirichaua Apache and Dine (Navajo) and in our culture it is not heard of to look into the eyes of others, as it is seen as condescending, based on the history Native people experienced. For generations our culture, ways of life and traditions are shared strictly through oral tradition. It is rather intricate to describe to others who do not know the Native way of life. Most non-natives learn about Native culture through reading books, but 9 out of 10 times most books that are written about Native culture misrepresent and deliver inaccurate teachings. I have learned to grow up in both worlds and have learned on the outside of the reservation to hold eye contact, however it is hard at times. When I speak and listen to my elders I do not have eye contact. As a teacher I try not to hold eye contact with my kiddos, as I want my students to know that I’m talking with them and not telling them. Again, it is hard for me to express in words (typed) as oppose to orally describing my thoughts.
    Thank you for your invite.
    Melanie

  15. dianenichols · · Reply

    Your poetry is fabulous. I enjoy reading all of your posts.

    1. Thank you Diane! I appreciate the props. God bless you.

  16. Anonymous · · Reply

    In agreement with the “discord among brethren”. 6 things the Lord hates, 7 He calls abominations-the last is “those who sow discord among the brethren.” AMEN. We are to be “of one mind, one spirit, and one body, in Christ.” blessings, don orbea

    1. I agree. I’ll be writing on that eventually. Thanks for reading and commenting Don!

      Blessings to you.

  17. Josh,
    I met you yesterday at B & N and thanks for your blog site….
    would love to connect at some point

  18. Josh,

    Excellent and very thoughtful writing…. I’ve enjoyed the many topics I’ve read and have many more to go! Your witness will be a blessing to many!! I hope that you are able to get them published!

    God Bless!

    1. Thank you Esther! Blessings to you.

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