Entries by Rick Pidcock

Loving Our Lonely Exile

One of my deepest wounds that I’ve carried in life has been the wound of identifying with lonely exile. Last year, as I was talking about my career and ministry with two men who have been very impactful servants of healing for me, one of them asked me what it is that I want. I […]

The Church in Lonely Exile

As our days of staying home due to the coronavirus turn into weeks, Christians are feeling something they have most likely never felt on Sunday mornings before, at least in the West. Of course, many churches are offering their services online to be viewed through computers and phones. But screens are no substitute for face to face […]

Worshiping With Our Universal Family

As the coronavirus spreads throughout the world, many churches are canceling their services for the foreseeable future. I obviously have not done an exhaustive study of how churches are handling this. But I have noticed a pattern of pastors emphasizing the need to make decisions about church gatherings out of love rather than fear, providing videos […]

Deconstructing “Deconstructing Deconstruction”

A pair of YouTubers who I admittedly had never heard of named Rhett and Link recently shared their de-conversion stories. Now, I’ve never watched any of their videos other than the two videos about their personal stories. But with that said, there was much about their stories that resonated with me. Both of them grew […]

Consider the Stars: Album Intro

I’m excited to announce that we will be releasing our first full length album on March 14th! The album, Consider the Stars, will explore the spiritual poetry of the science of space. Here is some of the backstory surrounding how the album came together over the past two years!

Uncategorized

You may have noticed over the past few articles I’ve posted that they’ve each been listed as “Uncategorized.” At first glance, this may appear to be due to laziness on my part. But in a weird way, it has actually been a healing exercise for me to practice over the last few months.

Original Wonder

Perhaps you’ve heard of the theological concept of “Original Sin.” It’s a doctrine made popular by St. Augustine that says that each of us has a sin nature handed to us through the sperm of our father going all the way back to Adam, who is believed to be the original human man and father […]

Moving Through Doubt Toward Wonder

Every moment of loving, creative overflow begins with the seed of wonder. We may not even recognize it as such. In fact, we may not even notice what is happening in our souls until the seed of wonder begins to grow into questions. This state of questioning is very unsettling, perhaps even shocking at first. What […]

Squirrels and Sacraments

I sat down into my chair as the light filled room began to slowly sing with the soft whispers of old and new friends. We’d been having a stunningly beautiful experience of wonder, rest, and community over the past 16 hours. And as the morning sun filled the room, I saw the Table. It was a […]

When This Particular Castle Crumbles

Two years ago, I purchased the Worship Overflow domain and was excited about starting my new blog. A couple years prior, I had gone through an extensive season of healing. I had gained much clarity regarding my gifts and desires. And I was ready to find a local church where I could invest myself in […]