A Long Winter’s Nap

Reader’s will recognize this post’s title as a line from “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more commonly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”: And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap The Lord has been talking to me about resting, and part…


Each night before bed, my wife feeds our cat treats. Watching the two of them one night led me to meditate on how preposterous God’s plan seems at times—particularly the way He loves, cares for, and intervenes with us who couldn’t care less for Him much of the time. My mind wandered to Daniel chapter…


This post is also available as a podcast: https://anchor.fm/teague-mckamey/episodes/Memoir-e1o6jga *** A month or two ago, a friend acquainted me with a band called My Epic. I was checking out some of their songs when one came on with simple, prodding piano. Singing started but I really wasn’t paying much attention. The music continued to build….

Direct Experience of God? (Part 1)

Whether or not we can experience God directly is something Christians have discussed and debated since…I don’t know when. I can’t say from biblical times because it is impossible to read the Bible without seeing that the authors expected to experience God directly and did. But somewhere between now and then, this basic expectation changed….


This post is also available as a podcast: https://anchor.fm/teague-mckamey/episodes/Excommunciated-e1mh1nb “Excommunicate” is a word meaning “exclude from communion.” Ideally, excommunication would be used to eject harmful people from the church as a protective measure. Historically, it has been used for this and for other, less savory reasons. For example: let’s say you’re a powerful church leader…