Counter Thought is a forum for biblical, non-traditional discussion as an alternative to religious rhetoric.
The world is an abusive system, in which people survive by developing coping mechanisms for survival. Every dysfunctional behavior in society is an attempt to adapt to the world system, either to be accepted or at least tolerated with as little pain as possible.
The Kingdom of God is the exact opposite of the world system. When God is king, there is freedom from the oppression of abusive control.
Unfortunately, the church has generally tried to adapt and fit in by using the same principles as the world system—shame instead of joy, fear of exclusion instead of confidence from acceptance, performance instead of growth, marketing instead of impartation. Most of what is portrayed as ministry is, by design, manipulation and control, making most churches abusive systems in their own right.
The mission of Counter Thought is to discover and to teach the operating principles of the Kingdom of God, in order to provide an alternative to the survival thinking of the world system.
More than half a century of living has given me extensive experience as a pastor and a writer. As both a ghostwriter and an author, I have created more than thirty books, two documentaries, and co-written an award winning play, as well as numerous church and educational productions. As a pastor, I have served in a variety of positions, including more than ten years on the staff of one of the largest churches in Arizona.
At this point in my career, however, I consider none of these accomplishments worth elaborating beyond the education they afforded. My writing experience has given me a wide range of accumulated background information on which to draw. The books worthy of recommendation will find their way onto this site. The others are better left unidentified.
My experience as a staff pastor provided an opportunity to witness the most egregious abuses of spiritual authority. I have seen much of what works and what does not work. Whatever of those experiences has value will also find its way into the discussion when appropriate.
Which leaves little to boast of, with one exception. In 2005, Christina thought highly enough of me to agree to marriage. No other accomplishment compares to that. She has been and continues to be a significant part of the expression of truth in Counter Thought.