Articles By Chad West
Should I Halloween?
Tuesday October 29, 2019christian 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.
Hope for Dirtbags Like Me
Tuesday October 15, 2019christian 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, 2019christian 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, 2019christian 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.
Coffee and Other Horrible Sins
Tuesday April 23, 2019christian life •
We lack respect for one another to a humongous degree in the church because we think our preferences are God’s preferences.
Tuesday March 20, 2018
I learned that knowing theology is good, but that theology, like other good things, can make you mean.
Tuesday February 20, 2018pain & 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.
Love is Wise, Life is Short, Pain is a Gift
Tuesday January 16, 2018christian life • pain & suffering •
It took me a long time to learn those lessons. And hard-earned lessons are the best remembered lessons.