The Meanness of the Cross

To see Jesus as the “ultimate nice guy” serves as a stumbling block in our discipleship.  We preach Christ crucified: bloodied, beaten, coarse, and raw, rudely thrown up on the mean and cruel execution device of the Roman Legions.  We must learn to be like Christ through His Cross and our crosses as well.

Reclaiming Humility

"When youth and young adults who have left the Church are asked why they left, a recurring theme in their responses is the lack of authenticity in those they encountered while a part of it.  We would be foolish (and this finger points at myself as much as at anyone else) to think that a lack of authenticity doesn't indicate a lack of humility as well."