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A Prayer for the Holidays

  2.12.2019   Corey Leak   christianity, church

The Christmas season can be a mixed bag of cheer, sadness, joy, and anxiety. Some of us love this season, and some of us find it a depressing and lonely

Why I Can’t Stop Talking About Race

No one in the history of humankind was born to be a person who speaks out about race. I’ve never heard a first grader say that they want to be

My Tension With Kanye West’s Sunday Service

  24.09.2019   Corey Leak   christianity, church, culture

“He’s fashionable, he’s reaching a lot of people who weren’t going to church and he sits with people who have diverse opinions.” I’ve heard a wide range of thoughts about

My Mental Health Journey

A few years ago I was flying home from my dad’s funeral. It was a normal flight all things considered. I was obviously sad he was gone, and for the

Why People Are Abandoning Christianity But Not Jesus

Last month Josh Harris, author of the popular Christian book “I Kiss Dating Goodbye,” made it known to the world that he was “falling away” from his faith through an

Enlighten ME

Let me tell you about an interaction I had last week. On Memorial Day, I got up early to play basketball at the health club. I generally play with the

It’s Complicated (Abortion and Choice)

We have a moral conundrum in front of us. I’m sure the title gives away that I’m writing about abortion, so some of you may take issue with me using

Still Hovering

By now it’s no secret that I believe institutional racism is a thing. I’ve lost friends over my beliefs that whiteness is the root cause of that racism, and I’m honestly

The Emperor’s Clothes

I grew up believing that I shouldn’t give money to homeless people. At a young age, someone told me that homeless people were a bad investment. “They’ll go by drugs

Game of Thrones and The Bible

  11.04.2019   Corey Leak   christianity, culture

The Game of Thrones premiere airs Sunday!!! The anticipation in the air is palpable. GOT fans have waited two years for this moment, and boy is it exciting! I recently