Old Adam

Lord, Help My Lack Of Love

BY DONAVON RILEY

The author, Flannery O'Connor, said, "All I can say about my love of God is, Lord help me in my lack of it." O'Connor's characters often betray their true nature from behind a mask of good-hearted religiousity. This usually happens when the delusion they've projected onto the world is upset by personal crisis

Lord, Help My Lack Of Love

Moses For The Old Man

BY MARTIN LUTHER

This text contains the teaching we hold and boast of as our chief doctrine, which is called the true Christian teaching, namely, the doctrine of grace and forgiveness of sins, and Christian liberty from the law. It is a very loving and friendly admonition to repentance and the knowledge of Christ.

Moses For The Old Man

Dying Is Greater Than Fighting

BY DONAVON RILEY

“The strongest person in the room doesn't win the fight," she said, "it’s whoever's the meanest…” I was fifteen years old when my aunt taught me that. Her words of wisdom became something of a mantra for me. “Don’t start a fight unless you're meaner than the other guy.”

Dying Is Greater Than Fighting

Sin Is Boring

BY DONAVON RILEY

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion. It can get ahold of a person and turn him all the way in on himself. What seemed a brief reflection lingers for hours, days, weeks, even years. Why did we break up? What if I’d stayed? How could I have been so stupid? Where did it all go wrong?

Sin Is Boring

The Escape Artist

BY  RYAN FOUTS

You’ve seen the routine, or a variation of it. The components are always the same. A performer willfully puts himself in mortal danger. He manages to escape—but only in the nick of time. The audience feigns a sign of relief, even though they knew the escape artist would be fine all along.

The Escape Artist

I Have Confidence

BY KATHY STRUACH

In the classic musical, The Sound of Music, the storyline follows the main character, Maria, as she is sent from her life in an Abbey to become a governess over seven children.

I Have Confidence