The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

I was a pastor for 20 years, but I never really considered myself a theologian. When something puzzled me or interested me, I would do some research and try to find understanding. Often, I was more interested in what made people work than proving a religious point of contention. But, over the past few years …

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“Religion is the opiate of the masses.”  Karl Marx  Recently, we interviewed Cindy Wang Brandt on our podcast, The Desert Sanctuary.  Don’t blame her for anything I say, but her suggestion inspired this thought process.  She stressed that everyone should take a “gap year off” from church.  Although I agree with this now, I couldn’t …

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I’ve been making the rounds trying to promote my book, Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me about the Father’s Heart.  The book just came out on Audio book last week on Audible.com and Amazon.  I hope you have had a chance to read the book and go on the journey with me. I have been …

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My book is gaining acceptance. The people who have read it seem to be touched by it. But, let’s face it, some people would rather watch or listen than sit down and read. That’s why I’ve created a video course, comprised of ten separate videos and blackboard questions to help us understand the ideas in …

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One of the musical groups I have come to love over the past few years is the Avett Brothers.  The initial song that drew me to them is a song entitled No Hard Feelings.  It speaks of the end of a life and a desire to resolve all outstanding issues.  It makes suppositions about the afterlife, but …

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It’s finally here! My new book, Apparent Faith, releases today!!!! Please consider securing your copy today! This is the sacred story of my journey out of fundamentalism toward a more beautiful gospel. It’s a story that involves some pain, but has a beautiful ending. Come along in the journey with me!! Check out the video: …

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