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Jesus The Days We Have Seen

15 Apr 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Jesu, Jesu, the mad days that I have spent!" "Jesus, the days that we have seen!"Justice Shallow   I wrote "Jesus The Days We Have Seen" sometime in the 90s.  The title was inspired by a line from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2.  It is an expression...

How Great Thou Art

14 Apr 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man,...

The Cat Lady/Road Island

4 Apr 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"This is California, we're going into the sea."1937 California Earthquake Dream   At the beginning of the article Soul Sicarios, I mention the idea of dismissiveness.  The article took an immediate left turn into uncharted territory, but it was origi...

He Paid The Price On... Cavalry?

18 Feb 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Thank you for your merch and forgiveness.You paid the price on Cavalry."The Church of Laodicea   While making the lyric video for "Everything I Have Is Yours," I stumbled over 2 morbidly-humorous potential typos.  Instead of "mercy and forgiveness,"...

5 Ways Christians in America Sell Jesus Short

16 Nov 2023 10 minute read 21 comments Allen Taylor

The 21st century is an interesting time to be alive, particularly for Christians who have long enjoyed holding the reigns of power in the West. While the last two decades have seen a shift of power in the U.S. away from the church and toward non-reli...

What It's Like Walking Through Homestead Heritage Fair

31 Oct 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Allen Taylor

Just a little over a week ago, Theresa, Hawthorne, and I left Texas and headed to our first Skooliepalooza event. Feel free to watch our YouTube short as we leave for Skooliepalooza South. Meanwhile ... Back at the homestead (and I mean that literall...

Can We Get a Consensus On What It Means to Be Christian?

12 Oct 2023 3 minute read 58 comments Allen Taylor

Here's a question for the faithful: Would you rather be "biblical," "spiritual," or a "follower of Jesus?" Now, before you say those are different ways of saying the same thing, consider the following points: Living at a time when there are hundred...

Please Don't Shoot, But I'm Taking a Break

31 Jul 2023 4 minute read 9 comments Allen Taylor

Today, I'm breaking with my normal routine to post on a Monday to make an announcement. Regular readers know I've been writing about Web3 topics for two years and separately about Christian topics for about as long. On Wednesdays, I curate the top ne...

Is It a Shame Not to Listen to Critics?

29 Jun 2023 2 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

Proverbs 13:18 is a difficult verse to reflect on, but for a different reason than many other verses may pose problems. It reads: Poverty and shame come to him who ignores discipline, but whoever heeds correction is honored. It seems simple, but th...

Staying Off The Road Of Diamond Loathing

20 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Two nights ago, I only got 2 hours of sleep.  About a week ago, God led me to Isaiah 41, and led me to focus on verses 10-14.  He was preparing me for the attack leveled at me a couple days ago.  Here's a graphic with verses 10-11.  Verse 12 is anoth...