Chad West

Chad West is 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

Hope for Dirtbags Like Me

Tuesday October 15, 2019

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.

You Have Been Reported For Copyright Content

Thursday August 22, 2019

christian life

They pretend to speak for God and look quite informed and authoritative. But all they’re doing is appealing to our sense of guilt (and we’ve all got guilt out the wazoo) as well as our deep longing to please God.

Good Deeds? Ha! Good Luck!

Tuesday May 14, 2019

christian life

The message Jesus gave us to tell has zero to do with our own morality or ethics. As a matter of fact, it’s a message which demolishes any notion we might have that our goodness means a thing.

Against Truth

Tuesday March 20, 2018

I learned that knowing theology is good, but that theology, like other good things, can make you mean.

Finding Hope

Tuesday February 20, 2018

pain & suffering

While we’re standing in the middle of a storm, it either seems like it will never end or it’s going to take us with it when it goes. But it does get better.