Essays for King Jesus

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
A preacher should have as much money in his library as in his pickup truck, or so says a pastoral advisor to my church. Those charged to regularly teach the scriptures need good tools for study. So do the rest of us. Not all of us will spend thousands of dollars on commentaries or devote years of our lives to studying the Greek and Hebrew languages in which the scripture was written. But, as...

Saturday, December 26th, 2020
This story is Part 4 of a 4-part series. Read Part 1 HERE Read Part 2 HERE Read Part 3 HERE Leaving Home  When I was sixteen my mom had not compromised all of her desires for me. She was still my mom, and I still gave her a respected voice in my life. One desire she held firmly was that I should go to college after I graduated. I always resented...

Sunday, December 20th, 2020
This story is Part 3 of a 4-part series. Read Part 1 HERE Read Part 2 HERE “God Please Bring My Dad Back!”  Every day I would come home from school to a continual argument going on. It always had to do with either money or drugs, and the energy and sound coming from my parents often sounded demonic. It wasn’t uncommon for them to direct this energy...