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Already Deconstructed

Already Deconstructed

In the unraveling tapestry of "church," the phrase "deconstructing my faith" often signals a departure from tradition, a contortion of theological beliefs to align with contemporary ethics or prevailing social currents. Invariably, this journey culminates in the...

What is the point of Jonah?

What is the point of Jonah?

Every time I approach the book of Jonah in the bible I am conflicted with trying to wrap my mind around the very existence of this book. My first perplexing thought is, who wrote this book? Because if Jonah wrote this book, he did so in a very fatalistic and self...

What does it mean to be lost?

What does it mean to be lost?

2024 is an election year. Politics will be talked about a lot. I enjoy reading about and following politics a little. I am a big fan of discussing ideas and considering the philosophy of thought about leading a nation. At the same time, I am also a believer that it’s...

Missing out on the upside-down kingdom

Missing out on the upside-down kingdom

There are those who claim to be American, yet don’t understand the fundamental ideas that define America. It doesn’t make them Un-American or Anti-American, but it does increase the risk of America losing its identity and foundation over the course of generations,...

The Teleportation of Philip

The Teleportation of Philip

In the Bible in Acts, Philip met a guy from a foreign land, taught him about how Jesus was the fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah, which the man happened to be reading at the time, and the man makes a quick judgment call to join the Jesus movement through baptism. As...

The Coming Shabbat

The Coming Shabbat

Since the creation of man there has been a pattern to our lives, outlined by our Creator God, for how we break up time. God created our environment and everything that sustains us for life in six days, and then He rested. He didn't rest because he was tired. He...

I host a mostly one man podcast where I discuss things that go on inside my head. How I process the world and thinking about thinking. Sometimes I might have a special guest, but mostly it’s just me, NXiL, talking about what motivates me and the decisions I face in life.

Live Music

I came into a new appreciation for hearing live music imagining a world before radio, before mp3 and streaming services. Imagine hearing harmonies for the first time in months. pic.twitter.com/bEgXjg6PGd— NXiL (@nxil) February 18, 2024

Broken Again

It's been a tough week, but I press forward. Because, what else is there? pic.twitter.com/bzYZADLALD— NXiL (@nxil) February 1, 2024

What would you do different?

What would you do different if you knew how much life you had left? pic.twitter.com/J6ksbfviq6— NXiL (@nxil) January 25, 2024