St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies

By: Erik Guzman on Thursday March 17, 2016

This video from Lutheran Satire points out the pitfalls of attempting to use illustrations to explain the Trinity. It's a fun look at how easy it is to fall into heresy with our analogies. I laughed when I watched this, but it worried me too. As someone who wrote a book...

Falling into Wholeness

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday February 16, 2016

My dad grew up in that trailer, served in the Navy, and went to college on the G.I. Bill to become a computer engineer. Just before graduating, he decided to switch up and become an orthopedic surgeon. Then he went to medical school, joined the Army to get his remaining training, and retired from...

People Guess What Christian Phrases Mean

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday February 16, 2016

Christians say all kinds of things that leave people outside the blessed bubble scratching their heads... and sometimes totally creeped out. For example, if I hear one more Christian say they're going to "love on" me or my children, I'm going to break a few commandments. Anyway, that's...

If It’s Not Jesus, It’s Skubalon

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday January 19, 2016

I thought, Maybe that means my job is to keep the content flowing at Key Life. Ha! Then I thought about what plungers dislodge. You know what I’m talking about. We teach from the Bible here at Key Life, so let’s use the Greek word the apostle Paul used for it in Philippians 3:8… skubalon....

The Gift of Addiction

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday June 9, 2015

So, you did it again, huh? You promised you wouldn't, but you did. What was it? Did you wake up still drunk wondering how you got home? Was it gambling? Was it another night alone with the computer? Maybe you weren’t alone, maybe you were with him again? Was it drugs? Was it rage let loose on...

Confessions of a Christian Zombie

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday March 31, 2015

I usually start with the eyes. I’ll use an attention-grabbing title to draw you in closer. Sometimes I’ll nibble at your ears with humor. Then I move on to the main course. I dig into your mind with ideas and I support them with scripture. After that, I go in for the kill. I appeal to your...

The Gospel of Gregalt & The Kids in the Hall

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday March 17, 2015

Parishioner Prevan: "The silence is too loud. The darkness is too bright. It blinds me. It deafens me. I am left blind, I am left deaf... in the darkness... in the blackness." Pastor Gregalt: "Why not try a little work? Maybe that will help the... blackness." Parishioner Prevan: "Am I to live in...

The Art of Dying - The Collection

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Download "The Gown of Green" For Free! I cried when I first saw The Collection at The Wild Goose Festival back in 2012. Their music playfully wooed me to weep over the passing of my younger self. I stood in the red North Carolina dirt under a tent filled with their songs and realized that the...