Chad West

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.

Articles By Chad West

Should I Halloween?

Thursday October 26, 2017

christian 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.

Sometimes, We Suck

Thursday August 31, 2017

christian 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, 2017

christian 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.

Hope for Dirtbags Like Me

Thursday June 29, 2017

christian 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.

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