Chad West is author of the upcoming book The Lies We Live, a co-host on Steve Brown, Etc., and the anti-social social media guy 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 hates black licorice.Personal Site
Articles By Chad West
Cop Movie Theology
Tuesday December 5, 2017christian life •
What if you follow all the right rules, respect all the right people, and things still fall apart?
Should I Halloween?
Thursday October 26, 2017christian 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.
Protecting People from Themselves
Tuesday October 17, 2017christian life • pain & suffering •
We don’t seem to understand we can forgive and have boundaries too.
Loving People We Hate
Tuesday September 19, 2017christian life •
You can hate anyone you want, but you can’t blame it on God.
Sometimes, We Suck
Thursday August 31, 2017christian life •
Holier-than-thou lectures on sin never did nothing but make the listener’s eyes roll at the puritanical pride of the lecturer.
I’m Tired of Being Right
Tuesday August 1, 2017christian life •
I’m also tired of picking sides. It’s not just red or blue politics, or even Christian and non. It’s this denomination, and that denomination, male and female, black and white, bible versions, high church or low church.
How to Love a Jerk Like Me
Tuesday July 18, 2017christian life • relationships •
I have strong opinions about weird things, like pastel mints at weddings and zucchini masquerading as pasta. I also have strong opinions about things that can be important.
Hope for Dirtbags Like Me
Thursday June 29, 2017christian life •
I want to go to a church where a doctor and a prostitute can bump into each other at the entrance like a bad dirty joke, and walk in holding hands, laughing, and nobody thinks a thing. Because they both know they’re sinners. And they both know they’re loved. You may believe that’s nuts. You may shake your head and remember all the Pharisees you know, and the shame in your own heart, and know it will never happen.