I did a total Christian bigot thing the other day. Someone on the internet made a reference that insulted God and I flew into silent hysterics of "Persecution! Attack on religious freedoms! Atheistic agendas!" 0.67 seconds later, I realized I was stupid, so I moved on. But then I saw a book that had the … Continue reading Truth, Art, and the Fear of Appearing Wrong.
I want to fill you guys in on a few things going on with the site, both for better and for worse. FIRST, THE OOPS I made a major boo-boo. As many of you know, this site used to be called "Crosslenz," but I changed the title to "Fencing With Ink." However, I realized that … Continue reading Oopsies and Updates from Fencing With Ink/Crosslenz
5. Jericho loses to the Marching Band (Joshua 6) Here's another story most Christians know: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. But have you ever stopped and thought about just how jaw-dropping this moment is? Jericho is a mighty city with high walls that are all shut up so no one goes in or out. … Continue reading 10 Badass Bible Moments (Part 2)
15. Someone will bring donuts to work. 14. Lunch will be brought to your work or everyone will order out. 13. Someone will offer to BUY you lunch. 12. You will have an internal theological debate over mints and chewing gum. 11. Cauliflower will look like candy. 10. Ketchup will look like a cocktail. 9. Any movie … Continue reading 15 Things That WILL Happen When You Fast
Forgive the title, but there's really no other word for it, is there? "Awesome" has become too diluted. "In-your-face" sounds cheesy. The only word close is "Boom." Just BOOM. These are things that just make your spine tingle. Like Gandalf facing down the Balrog. Like the Joker's pencil trick. Like every action hero walking away … Continue reading 10 Badass Bible Moments (Part 1)
I'll go ahead and warn you that this is an R-Rated post. I think we all know there's a different between nude art and porn, but it's hard to place our finger on WHAT it is. I thought about this as I pondered where my blog was going. I want to make a Christian site … Continue reading Art vs. Gratuity
If my example can help someone, then I will gladly share it. "Hearing from God" is a critical skill for any Christian, but one most of us can't nail. I'm one of those; hearing from God is always tricky. So I started reading John Eldredge's "Walking with God" and got some great examples and tips. … Continue reading A Practical Example in Hearing From God
Sometimes, God just likes to have a little fun. My friends and I had decided to carve our own haunted trail in the woods for Halloween because were teenagers and what else was I going to do with that machete I got from Guatemala? We hacked our way through my friend's girlfriend's parents' wooded backyard, made … Continue reading Machetes, Batteries, and God’s Laughter