Raw Spoon

Raw Spoon

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These are my blogs (RawSpoon.com) about the dynamics of relationship with a loving God in a world that makes it so hard to believe, in an audio format! Start your work, click play, and absorb all the ideas and stories! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support


STORY: He Sinks our Boats
Jul 17 • 6 min
This is a story to describe why sometimes God takes everything away from us. Story can be found here: https://www.rawspoon.com/post/story-he-sinks-our-boats —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Fight for Mommy
Jun 16 • 17 min
This is a story about the death of a child and forgetting to live the type of love that has to fight for its life to survive. This is the type of love they say our God has for us. He fights foes to rescue our hearts again. —- Support this podcast:…
Young Legends interview of Raw Spoon
Apr 18 • 47 min
In this interview Kaption Red and I talk about finding your mission. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Don’t Want to Blink (a story for Christmas)
Dec 9, 2019 • 16 min
A story of a crippled soldier to show the meaning of Christmas —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Ghosts Mean God is Real
Oct 29, 2019 • 2 min
A story about finding God again, through being haunted by ghosts. See blog for the hidden image in the words. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Oaks of Righteousness
May 20, 2019 • 2 min
Cole’s grandpa caught Cole hiding behind a bush. “You aren’t supposed to be up here, little man,” He said sternly. “Why do you leave before anyone wakes up?” Cole’s voice wavered. “Where are you going? His grandpa took a slow, discerning breath, then…
I Think I Want My Friends to Judge Me
May 17, 2019 • 2 min
The benefits of judging and being judged. Matthew 7:1-5 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: A New Vision of Me
May 16, 2019 • 2 min
Story about a man looking for a new vision of himself, and finding it in his Down’s Syndrome brother. Tad, age 25 yelled at his 35 year old brother, “You need help tying your shoes again?!” Tad looked impatiently at his watch, crouched and snatched…
Homeless interview: Heirum
Mar 15, 2019 • 2 min
Heirum was sitting outside of Barnes and Noble, next to his prosthetic leg. He told me about his time on “Cocaine Lane” in Atlanta, before we got kicked off of the property. Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:40 —- Support this podcast:…
Homeless Interview: Robert with Giving Keys
Mar 15, 2019 • 20 min
Interview of a man who used to be homeless but now works for Giving Keys. He is known as the sage in the office. Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:40 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Homeless Interview: William Jeff Reese
Mar 13, 2019 • 7 min
I met William on Ponce DeLeon in Atlanta. He is from Cabbagetown and here is my interview of him. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Know Your Local Homeless: Paul
Mar 13, 2019 • 8 min
“Could you get me a Honey Bun? I can’t go in there, ya know? They don’t like to see me around here.” This is the interview with Paul, a homeless man I met at a gas station. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast:…
Know Your Local Homeless: Andre Jones
Mar 13, 2019 • 6 min
This is a project to help you know the stories behind the faces of your local homeless. I met Andre Jones when he asked me for help as I walked through Five Points, Atlanta. In exchange for dinner I got to hear his story. Here is the interview. Luke…
Homeless Interview: Lavonya
Mar 13, 2019 • 6 min
Isn’t it weird how the people in the worst situations have no problems with believing? Here is my interview with Lavonya, a homeless who was brought back from the dead. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast:…
Homeless Man’s Story: Larry
Mar 13, 2019 • 10 min
Larry approached me outside of Waffle House near Five Points, Atlanta. Here is my interview with him, and some wisdom he left with me. Luke 14:13, Deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Homeless Interview: Roland
Mar 13, 2019 • 5 min
I met Roland while walking around downtown Chicago. In exchange for some more money, I was able to interview him. Here is the interview. Luke 14:13, deuteronomy 15:11, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Prodigal son - the parable for heaven and hell
Mar 11, 2019 • 2 min
What if the story of the prodigal son is a better parable for heaven and hell? Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 25:31-46 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Twin: A Homeless Friend in our Church
Mar 8, 2019 • 18 min
An interview with a man experiencing homeless in our church community about his background, beliefs, and love of poetry. Homelessness, homeless, Isaiah 58:7, Matthew 25:34-40, Proverbs 14:31, —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Women’s March, Traditional Roles
Mar 8, 2019 • 2 min
If men are just filling the roles as leaders that have been set out before them, what went wrong? And I think it might be this. We men have not led as servants. Titus 2:1-5, Mark 9:35, Matthew 20:25-28, James 3:1, 1 Peter 3:1-22 —- Support this podcast:…
Results of Dating Survey
Mar 8, 2019 • 16 min
Some fun and often surprising results of a dating survey conducted a group of single and married adults in the Bible Belt. Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 119:9, Philippians 1:9-11 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Premarital Sex Makes Sense
Mar 8, 2019 • 5 min
We’re supposed to trust that our creator knows what’s good for us better than we do. For some reason God thinks there is something really significant about becoming “one flesh.” 1 Corinthians 6:18, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 5:3 —- Support this podcast:…
The Power of Singleness
Mar 8, 2019 • 5 min
Singleness can be powerful, especially when coupled with a servant’s heart and a passion for God’s kingdom. Matthew 19:12, 1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Corinthians 7:1b, Matthew 22:30, Jeremiah 16:2 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
A Feminist Fights for Submission
Mar 8, 2019 • 4 min
I once dated a self-proclaimed feminist. But one day she surprised me when she said she also thinks submission to a husband is absolutely essential. Ephesians 5:21-33, Proverbs 31, Proverbs 12:4 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Cursed is the One Who Churches on Sunday
Mar 8, 2019 • 1 min
A poem about the truth behind the church doors. Blessed is the man who goes to AA meetings despite who he knows will find out. 1 Corinthians 10:13-14, 1 John 2:16, James 4:7 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Aspartame and Gay Marriage
Mar 8, 2019 • 4 min
She’s warning me because she loves me! She’s a good friend and is doing her best to care for me. This is an imperfect metaphor but it’s kind of how I think Christians who believe gay marriage is wrong should treat the issue. Matthew 7:1-5, Luke 6:37-42,…
Rules of Making Out
Mar 5, 2019 • 3 min
Is it God, or is it maybe our Christian culture that has established certain rules to abide by? 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Colossians 3:5, Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Peter 2:11, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Ephesians 5:3 —- Support this podcast:…
Mormonism and Progression
Mar 5, 2019 • 3 min
I met with some mormons today. They taught me they believe we are on a path to become gods. While I don’t think I can become like God, maybe there is something we can learn about looking forward to what we can become, instead of as much about the sinners…
Charleston shooting
Mar 5, 2019 • 2 min
This is what makes me think God really does live in people. She was able to forgive the shooter that took her loved ones in the Charleston shooting. Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Homeless Interview: Whitney Matthies
Mar 4, 2019 • 16 min
Whit Matthies was a classmate, but drugs and bipolar disorder took him through the gutters. Now, even though he still has struggles, he is giving back to the community he got to know too well: the homeless. Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17, Leviticus 25:34 —-…
Homeless Interview: Samuel Reed
Mar 4, 2019 • 17 min
I met Samuel at a party. He was homeless and he sang us a song. The song starts at about 30 seconds in. Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17, Leviticus 25;34 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
After My First Year in a Liberal Seminary
Mar 3, 2019 • 9 min
I grew up in a conservative background, but here are my thoughts after my first semester in a liberal seminary. Psalm 11:3, Isaiah 40:8 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Big Thankless Job
Feb 26, 2019 • 2 min
Moms are such champs! Thank your mother for all the unsung worth she’s added to your life! Proverbs 31, Proverbs 19:26, Matthew 15:4-6, motherhood, mother’s day. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Homeless Interview: Billy Bob
Feb 22, 2019 • 36 min
This might be the best, and yet the most tragic story I’ve heard in all of my homeless interviews. Isaiah 58, Luke 14:13, Proverbs 19:17 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Christmas Morning
Feb 21, 2019 • 21 min
A story of birth of a promised king, the only one among a dark skinned nation with silver eyes. Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Numbers 24:17, Jeremiah 31:15, Hosea 11:1 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Okay, Us Guys Assumed Wrong
Feb 21, 2019 • 6 min
Response to my blog on Boundless “Give Us Guys a Break”. So maybe meeting for coffee doesn’t always have to be a date. Relationships, romance, Christian romance, coffee dates. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
When a Friend Comes Out
Feb 21, 2019 • 3 min
What to say and do when a friend comes out to you… Matthew 22:39, Mark 12:31, John 8:7-11, Romans 1:26-28, Galations 5:14 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Feb 21, 2019 • 2 min
https://youtu.be/423_YZ2QZBo —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Treasure Island
Feb 21, 2019 • 3 min
Although he was the nicest pirate, and the most generous, why did he decide to stay stranded on an island in order to keep his gold? Matthew 6:19-20, —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Homosexuality and Responsibility
Feb 21, 2019 • 1 min
If we expect homosexuals to give up love and sex for their life, we need to ask ourselves if we would be able to give up the same. And if we claim the sanctity of marriage, do we treat our marriages as if they are sacred? Jams 4:12, Hebrews 13:1-5, John…
STORY: The Allen Show (the Lent Episode)
Feb 20, 2019 • 8 min
A man learns the hard lessons on a “perceived reality” TV, that we learn during Lent. Psalm 51, Joel 2 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: The Moment She Met Jesus
Feb 20, 2019 • 14 min
This story of heaven was inspired by a friend who recently passed away. John 14:2-4, Colossians 3:1-7, Revelation 7:13-17, Revelation 21:4-8, Revelation 22:3-7, Revelation 22:5-9, Matthew 22:29-33 —- Support this podcast:…
He’s a Quiet Captain
Feb 20, 2019 • 4 min
This “relationship” with God doesn’t seem like any of my other relationships. I can’t see him. He doesn’t always answer. It’s easy to ask, is this any relationship at all? John 1: 10-13, Revelation 3:20, Jeremiah 29:11, 1 John 3:1 —- Support this podcast:…
Why Bring Christianity to other cultures?
Feb 18, 2019 • 13 min
I asked an Ethiopian Pastor why he wants to bring Evangelical Christianity, brought by Americans, into his culture which has long held beliefs, customs, and religions that have worked for them for millennia. Matthew 16:15, 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2…
STORY: Gay Boy
Feb 16, 2019 • 5 min
The sad story of how one boy not being kind to another led to a drastically different outcome in life. 1 Corinthians 13, Isaiah 41:10 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Getting Into Heaven
Feb 15, 2019 • 4 min
Prodigal Son gone awry. If we’re already forgiven, Is getting into heaven perhaps a choice of if we want to obey God’s will? Luke 15:11-32 See more at RawSpoon.com/getting-into-heaven —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Snake and Staff
Feb 15, 2019 • 8 min
How God evolved the symbol of snake and tree, from sin to resurrection. The snake moved from the ground upward, From Adam and Eve on the ground, to Moses and Aaron, to Hezekiah, to Jesus lifted on a tree. Genesis 3, Exodus 3, Exodus 4, Exodus 7, Numbers…
God didn’t change. We did.
Feb 14, 2019 • 2 min
Explanation of how the Old Testament God and the New Testament God are still the same. Psalm 83:4 Zechariah 12:9 Isaiah 49, Judges, Joshua, Deuteronomy 2:32-34 Deuteronomy 3:4-6, Deuteronomy 7 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
A Love So Big
Feb 4, 2019 • 4 min
What if we were able to picture God as not only a close and intimate friend, but also a huge and powerful, holy force. Would I finally be drawn toward righteousness? Exodus 19, 20 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: President’s Daughter
Feb 3, 2019 • 8 min
A story that illustrates God being with us even when we don’t feel it. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
STORY: Christmas Dancer Boy
Jan 30, 2019 • 16 min
A modern retelling of the Christmas story, with an added issue relevant to today. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raw-spoon/support
Story: They’re Just Playing High School Still
Aug 11, 2018 • 14 min
This is the first episode! It’s a story about where we get our validation. Sorry for the flawed reading, especially as I good at this, but it’s either I get them read with some flaws, or I probably never get them done. So enjoy! —- Support this podcast:…