Category: Stories/Essays

Tongues of Fire, Part 3

Tongues of Fire, Part 3

“He SEES you, young people!” Pastor proclaimed, as he stalked down the aisle toward our youth group. Pastor was determined to make an example of Us Youth today. It was the culmination of Revival Week, after all.

Tongues of Fire, Part 2

Tongues of Fire, Part 2

“I see the youth sitting over there, our precious, precious young people,” Pastor intoned as he stalked to one side of the stage, reaching out to our youth group with one grasping hand while the other clutched the mic in a chokehold.

Tongues of Fire, Part 1

Tongues of Fire, Part 1

My mother didn’t wear a head-covering in church; our family wasn’t quite that deep into fundamentalist Christianity, but it wasn’t an uncommon sight at the churches we flitted through after Tree of Life closed down.

The Last Summer in Jesus-Land

The Last Summer in Jesus-Land

It wasn’t good enough—to be stuck working the stockroom during the Last Days of a tired Kmart on the failing side of town. No, better was the gleam and shimmer of a newly-opened Super Wal-Mart that flourished just across the highway.

Good Tidings: A Shepherd’s Advent Story

Good Tidings: A Shepherd’s Advent Story

(Journey Church of the Highlands, 2015 Christmas Celebration) I remember it was night. It gets pretty chilly in those hills at night. So it was my shift and Im up, and it starts to rain, so Im watching those stupid sheep, freezin my tookus off and I was not enjoying myself tremendously, let me tell …

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