Chad West is author of the upcoming book The Lies We Live, a co-host on Steve Brown, Etc., and social media guru at Key Life Network. He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, has published a novel and a book of short stories, and has a trick knee.Personal Site
Articles By Chad West
The Sunday Jumble
Tuesday April 4, 2017christian life •
Scripture is about as ubiquitous on social media as first day of school pictures and political rants. Before Facebook and Instagram, our grandmothers framed cross-stitched verses, and purchased various knickknacks emblazoned with the ones that touched their gray little hearts. That’s cool, I guess. But the temptation is to rip words from their context, misconstruing their intended meaning to warm our souls.
Love for Losers
Tuesday March 21, 2017christian life •
There’s nothing seemingly rational about the way in which God shows affection to his creation. When we talk about love, we attach all of these catches, just to make sure nobody that doesn’t deserve loves accidentally gets some splashed on them. But, God, he turns the bucket completely over.
Living in the Mud
Tuesday February 21, 2017christian life • pain & suffering •
There’s a future in my faith that I anticipate. It’s the pie in the sky portion at which those who don’t believe tend to roll their eyes.
We Suck at Christianity—But That’s Kind of the Point
Tuesday January 31, 2017christian life •
We’ve gotten the wrongheaded idea that whatever we do in the name of God must be okay because we’re doing it in the name of God. So, every time we do or say something that gets a non-believer angry, we smile to ourselves and think, “Thank you, Jesus. You said they’d hate us just like they hated you.” We’ve got that sentiment all kinds of wrong. If you look at the ministry of Jesus, the lost were far less likely to get angry at him than were the religious types. Moreover, the lost were actually drawn to Jesus.
Our Brutal Witness
Thursday January 5, 2017christian life •
The world is drowning and we’re yelling at them from the safety of the shore about how they should have taken swimming lessons.
Sending the Sinners Away
Tuesday November 22, 2016christian life •
The question we should be asking ourselves is why people want to distance themselves from us Christians?
Should I Halloween?
Tuesday October 25, 2016christian life •
In years past, really religious people were always trying to make me be less joyful. My humility restrains me from being too frank, but I was rather delightful. As difficult as it is to believe, some people hate delight in all its splendiferous forms.
No More Do Better Religion
Tuesday October 11, 2016christian life •
It’s really no wonder that a great big chunk of the world thinks that the message of Christianity is the same message as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, that is: Be excellent to one another!