I read this book in two days. Two days. I simply could not put it down. 197 pages of a heartfelt plea that has been on my heart for many years. Unlike Chris Kratzer, I was scared to write it down. It wasn't my book to write.
In Leatherbound Terrorism, Chris Kratzer is a modern day voice of one crying out in the wilderness of white, conservative, Evangelical Christianity, paving the way of the Lord and His grace. I consider Chris a friend and a kindred spirit. For hundred of years, religious legalism has tried to offer the body of Christ all manners of religious tradition, legalism and Bible-thumping, graceless preaching and teaching to solve the problem of sin. Chris pulls no punches in calling out those who have abused the power of the pulpit and politics. He accurately lays out the very things that have rendered the modern church useless and and ineffective.
Chris was a pastor for many years, buried deep inside of the man-made solutions to the spiritual problems of the world. H…
My most dreadful amusement park ride experience came at the hands of "The Pirate." The Pirate is a big boat that swings back and forth like a pendulum. I have only ridden on it once. On that one day I lost about $.87 in change, my Polish Sausage Dog (post digestion), and my wits. I can hang with any roller coaster, but the Pirate got the best of me.
My spiritual life can be likened to a pendulum. It swings back and forth, from one extreme to the other. I have been way Baptist or not at all; way charismatic or not at all; I am not sure why I have to be all one way or all the other. I have not yet achieved balance, and I think I know why.
I have what I will call, "Spiritual ADHD." Let me explain what I mean.
I have a stepchild with ADHD. I used to believe that there was no such thing. I believed that ADHD kids just lacked discipline, boundaries, and consequences. After living with Matt, I am coming around in my beliefs. Discipline, etc. can help, but even still, simp…
Welcome to the new and improved blog! The Word of Todd is now Victory Concepts. I want to tell you why.
When my lifelong chum, Rick, passed away in 2013, I reflected on his legacy for quite awhile. He was an amazing husband, father, and social media consultant. He was all about connection and conversation. I, on the other hand, had been a terrible husband, a substandard father, a lousy friend, and I only used social media to rant. Things were turning around, but it had been a hard road with many burned bridges.
I began to look at my own legacy and pondered what I would leave behind for my children and someday my grandchildren. I began asking myself, "What is Todd Vick all about?" Do I have something to say? Would anyone listen if I did? How would I say it best?
I am a writer. I always have been. Right now I have 2 book projects going on. The first one is something that has been brewing in my heart and mind for many years. The book is tentatively titled, The Renewing of Your Mi…