My Old Man—Fathers, Sons and ‘Simul’ in Hemingway

“Well Butler got his, all right.” The other guys said, “I don’t give a goddam if he did, the crook. […]

Find True Christianity in the Verbs

First, the elephant in the room. All my articles are about Christ for you as gift. In fact, you would […]

Mind The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

They didn’t say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway […]

When God Becomes A Tropical Fish

Men, alienated from their God, behave violently. What is the value of money, beauty, and status if we believers are […]
June 13, 2017 by Donavon Riley

News That’s Too Good to be True

Why is justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone so hard for us to swallow? Why do […]

Faith Upholds The Whole Law

Our default mode of operation is law. We’re born under the law. Natural born legalists. Moralism pumps through our veins […]

Hey Pastor, Your Church Is Not Healthy (goggles required)

Dear New Pastor, I have to tell you something. Your church is not healthy. I know, I know, the districts […]

Can I Be a Sinner in Your Church?

Can I be a sinner in your church? I know it isn’t okay that I’m a sinner. I get that […]

The Great Eucatastrophe

J.R.R. Tolkien was a philologist in the fullest sense of the word. Words were his livelihood, and one of his […]

Bare, Naked Faith

Bare naked trust in Jesus’ Good Friday work, not works of the Law, alone saves us. The body and blood […]
April 18, 2017 by Donavon Riley