Wasteland Kings

Category: Faith

I’ve got problems. I struggled with an addiction to pornography for years. I found freedom from that struggle but I still label myself a recovering addict. These days, I struggle with co-dependency and people pleasing. I’ve made some great strides in those fights, but they remain a daily part of my life. I don’t really have it all together. Thankfully, being perfect and having it all together isn’t my job. Not because I don’t want the job, but because Christ…

Many of us wonder what God is up to in our season of singleness. Most single Christians understand the basics of the singleness problem for believers. We know God loves us, we know that we want to get married, but we don’t completely understand why God hasn’t provided marriage for us yet. For many Christians, singleness feels like an eternal Christmas Eve in which we feel stuck in constant expectation and waiting. We know that God loves us and that…

Accountability is really really hard. I still remember the first few times my small group leader unsuccessfully asked the group to confess their sins for the week. A deathly silence followed these attempts as we all stared at each other and wondered if any of us would break the Mexican standoff and admit they did bad things that week. My leader would then try to break the ice with his sins that week and even that didn’t work. None of…

My name is Matthew Rial. I come from the legendary decade called the 80s. I bear some very important symbolic similarities to some of the great things we remember from that decade. Many of the people who grew up around that time, including myself, remember television shows like Transformers and GI Joe very fondly. Like those TV shows, I have a good reputation among most of my community. I’m known among my friends and family as a kind and generous…

We live in a wasteland. For all the promises and pleasures of the world, none of us are truly satisfied. We all feel a deep yearning in our hearts that we can’t satisfy with any amount of money, success, or relationships. We all deal with the frustration of experiencing an earthly pleasure or satisfaction and realizing that deep down we still feel unsatisfied. Many of us wander from one pleasure to the next with the hope of finding real satisfaction…

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