Entries by Matt Oxley

The Cost of Salvation is Now $14

I’ve mentioned many times before that I live in a very small community. A community I love and spend a great deal of my time challenging and attempting to improve in as many ways as I can. That’s a job I believe we all should attempt to do in our communities – that’s how we […]

I am the victim of a child predator

Trigger warning: contains sexually explicit material concerning a child predator and child molestation. This may be very difficult for some to read. This was originally posted on Removing The Fig Leaf June 21, 2016. I started writing this post in 2013. I never could quite finish it. However, about a week ago I was with […]

An Odd Grief

Yesterday I found out that my father died. All I feel is a mixture of numbness, a relief, and a very quiet sadness about what a pitiful life his was. I don’t have any fond memories of him. I’m trying to be fair to his memory, but – my life with him was limited by the […]

Swapping Realities – God and family

Often times, when Christians leave their faith they’ll find themselves swapping realities with their loved ones. There seems to be a common phenomena of spouses and parents becoming hyper-religious as their family members become non-believers. This leads to a great deal of difficulty in conversing between the two parties. I turned 31 two weeks ago, […]

Is our society more easily offended?

Over the last several years, actually going back into the 90’s, certain groups have decried “Political Correctness” and what some call a culture of being easily offended. If you happen to be one of my followers or friends on Facebook you already know that I have a massive variety of people that come to my […]