Joel Rieves
About Joel Rieves
If you're reading this, you should know I’m not a trained theologian, I’m just a regular guy trying to follow Christ the best way I know how. I spend a lot of time seeking, reading, writing and, occasionally, understanding. In additon to this writing gig, I've been a firefighter for over 20 years, a father just a little longer and follower of Christ most of life (with a few detours). If you're reading my stuff, I hope you find what you're looking for, be it solace, knowledge, affirmation or outrage. Blessings to you, whatever it may be.
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  • 24 Dec 2011
    The Original Occupiers
    Lately, I’ve been catching some flack from people close to me.  Some of them have issues with a bumper sticker on my truck, the one you see in the picture at the beginning of this little ditty.  They didn’t like it, they said, because I couldn’t be sure it was the...
    Archived in Economics
  • 02 Dec 2011
    Our Newest Holiday
    I’m talking about Black Friday, of course; that orgy of greed that follows the one day out the year we’re supposed to stop and give thanks for all the good things we’ve experienced.  Each year, it seems to get worse, with stores opening earlier and earlier, forcing employees to to work on...
    Archived in Economics
  • 03 Nov 2011
    You Just Don’t Understand
    “You just don’t understand.” In some way, we’ve all been on one side or another of that phrase.  Chances are good that you’ve said it to your parents at some point in your life.  And, if you’re a parent, chances are even better that it’s been said to you.  Most of...
    Archived in Economics
  • 25 Oct 2011
    Loving All Our Enemies
    I think it’s safe to say that I’m on the left side of things when it comes most issues, both social and religious.  I’ve certainly made no bones about that on this blog, most of the articles point to that in one way or another.  I spend a lot of...
    Archived in Community
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