The Christian Doormat

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I create conversations about the "weaker" virtues of Christianity by interviewing different people and sharing their thoughts and ideas on my blog through podcasts and writings. I explore the misconceptions we have around virtues such as meekness, humility, forgiving, patience, obedience, submissiveness, turning the other cheek, mercy, compassion, and sacrifice.

When the meanings of these virtues get twisted, it supports and encourages Christians to be doormats, portraying the doormat lifestyle as something that is good and noble. If one takes hold of these twisted truths and applies them to their life with their distorted meanings, it will significantly limit their happiness, potential, and their ability to create goodness in their lives.

More about my project...

I started writing a book over a year ago called “Meek Misunderstandings.” I wanted to write about what meekness is and what it is not. After working on it for nearly a year, I stopped writing that book and started another one. I still wanted to talk about the misconceptions we have about meekness, but the more I wrote, I realized that that was only one small piece of the conversation. It was just meekness that was misunderstood, but also humility, forgiving, patience, obedience, submissiveness, turning the other cheek, mercy, compassion, sacrifice, and the list goes on. That's when I switched from writing about Meek Misunderstanding to The Christian Doormat.

Truths have been twisted that support and encourage Christians to be doormats portraying it as something that is good and noble. These misconceptions of virtues limit an individual's growth by keeping them weak. If one takes hold of these twisted truths, it will significantly limit their potential and their ability to create goodness in their lives. It is easy to be blinded by some of these ideas because at times these false ideas bleed into truth like watercolors on paper making it hard to detect the difference. What we need is a truer understanding of our theology.

I just started reading the book Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. In the preface of his book he describes his journey in writing the book which he calls “a novel of biographical and historical fiction that hews closely to what happened to Pino Lella between June 1943 and May 1945.” He flew to Italy to personally interview Pinon Lella. He talked with Holocaust historians in Milan. He interviewed Catholic priests and members of the partisan resistance. He visited every major scene with Pino to get a better understanding of the area and what happened. He consulted with staff at Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education center. He talked with historians in Italy, Germany, and the United States. He spent weeks in the war archives in those three countries and the United Kingdom. He interviewed the surviving eyewitness that he could find as well as descendants and friends of those long dead. When one contemplates the amount of work that he poured into this single book, it’s no wonder that it took him over a decade to write it. That gave me a new perspective. (Nevermind the fact that Victor Frankl wrote his book “Man’s Search For Meaning” in ninety days.)

I decided to settle in and work on this project and to learn everything I could around my subject. When I initially set out to write this book, I set a goal of writing it in one year. Now the more I get into it, I realize that I have a lot of work and a lot of research to do in order to write the book that I have envisioned.

I created this website to share with others some of my research, resources, and my thoughts and views as I work on this project

One of the unique and valuable resources that this blog has to offer you are the conversations that I have with others as I talk with them and ask them questions, providing for you the transcript or the audio, or both, from those conversations.
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I currently record all my interviews for my podcast with my phone.  Providing a better sound quality is essential. Good equipment is critical for creating a better listening experience. Poor sound quality distracts from the value of the content. My goal is to be able to get some basic recording equipment so that I can offer a better sound quality. When I get $1,000 I'll be able to buy some recording equipment and upgrade from cell phone recording. 
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I create conversations about the "weaker" virtues of Christianity by interviewing different people and sharing their thoughts and ideas on my blog through podcasts and writings. I explore the misconceptions we have around virtues such as meekness, humility, forgiving, patience, obedience, submissiveness, turning the other cheek, mercy, compassion, and sacrifice.

When the meanings of these virtues get twisted, it supports and encourages Christians to be doormats, portraying the doormat lifestyle as something that is good and noble. If one takes hold of these twisted truths and applies them to their life with their distorted meanings, it will significantly limit their happiness, potential, and their ability to create goodness in their lives.

More about my project...

I started writing a book over a year ago called “Meek Misunderstandings.” I wanted to write about what meekness is and what it is not. After working on it for nearly a year, I stopped writing that book and started another one. I still wanted to talk about the misconceptions we have about meekness, but the more I wrote, I realized that that was only one small piece of the conversation. It was just meekness that was misunderstood, but also humility, forgiving, patience, obedience, submissiveness, turning the other cheek, mercy, compassion, sacrifice, and the list goes on. That's when I switched from writing about Meek Misunderstanding to The Christian Doormat.

Truths have been twisted that support and encourage Christians to be doormats portraying it as something that is good and noble. These misconceptions of virtues limit an individual's growth by keeping them weak. If one takes hold of these twisted truths, it will significantly limit their potential and their ability to create goodness in their lives. It is easy to be blinded by some of these ideas because at times these false ideas bleed into truth like watercolors on paper making it hard to detect the difference. What we need is a truer understanding of our theology.

I just started reading the book Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. In the preface of his book he describes his journey in writing the book which he calls “a novel of biographical and historical fiction that hews closely to what happened to Pino Lella between June 1943 and May 1945.” He flew to Italy to personally interview Pinon Lella. He talked with Holocaust historians in Milan. He interviewed Catholic priests and members of the partisan resistance. He visited every major scene with Pino to get a better understanding of the area and what happened. He consulted with staff at Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust remembrance and education center. He talked with historians in Italy, Germany, and the United States. He spent weeks in the war archives in those three countries and the United Kingdom. He interviewed the surviving eyewitness that he could find as well as descendants and friends of those long dead. When one contemplates the amount of work that he poured into this single book, it’s no wonder that it took him over a decade to write it. That gave me a new perspective. (Nevermind the fact that Victor Frankl wrote his book “Man’s Search For Meaning” in ninety days.)

I decided to settle in and work on this project and to learn everything I could around my subject. When I initially set out to write this book, I set a goal of writing it in one year. Now the more I get into it, I realize that I have a lot of work and a lot of research to do in order to write the book that I have envisioned.

I created this website to share with others some of my research, resources, and my thoughts and views as I work on this project

One of the unique and valuable resources that this blog has to offer you are the conversations that I have with others as I talk with them and ask them questions, providing for you the transcript or the audio, or both, from those conversations.

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