Every Christian has been there. You're reading your Bible--God's inspired word. Divinity sits in your lap. As you peruse the teachings of Jesus, the acts of the disciples, the prophecies, the histories, and the letters, a light shines in your brain and you realize a great truth: "I haven't had Arby's in, like, forever!" Your … Continue reading When Reading Your Bible Is Stupid and Lame
Okay, all the stuff I'm about to say? I don't necessarily endorse any of it. This was a weird situation that's kind of hard to replicate in any reputable company. But writers with full-time jobs have to find time to write wherever they can and, well... I used to write my novels and blog posts … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #5–Finding Time to Write
Come one, come all, to the gold-paved streets of freedom. For too long, you've heard every Bible phrase cited as an absolute because it's convenient for the legalists and religious tyrants who crave control. But it is not so. There are many Bible verses which can be ignored in many circumstances. By what authority do I … Continue reading 8 Bible Commands You Can Disobey
James Dean has been immortalized as a Hollywood icon because the instant he hit his peak, he died in a car crash. If you want to see an icon who's been put in paintings with Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and The Three Stooges, Rebel Without a Cause is pretty much your only option. PLOT: A … Continue reading 75 YOF: “Rebel Without a Cause,” and Becoming A Man (1955)
I don't think Christians see how much is at stake this election season. They're so worried about abortion, immigrants, and their own rights that they've stopped thinking about their witness. They're sacrificing any future victories to gain this one. Christians are losing what credibility they have not because of who's in office, but because of how they … Continue reading 10 Political Phrases Christians Need to Stop Using
You've heard the song every year on the radio, but have you seen the actual movie? I hadn't, so we got to enjoy one more classic musical in our series. STORY: Army buddies Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) form a wildly popular two-man show after the end of World War II. While staying … Continue reading 75 YOF: “White Christmas,” When Musicals Were Fun (1954)
Ow...Ow...Ow...You'll have to excuse my metaphorical limping, but I was just crucified this morning. See, I wrote this article on video games, talking about how choice-based games (where you choose the outcome at various points) are boring and gimmicky if that's all they are. Never, ever, EVER say anything on the internet unless you're willing … Continue reading An Example of How Humility Hurts Like Hell (but Feels So Good)
BIG NEWS!! Ferryman's cover art is 100% funded! That means we raised the $350 necessary to get a cover for the book. WHOO HOO! Even better? The latest backer's donation spilled into the second step, editing, which is up to $110/$600 (18%), bringing the total funding up to $460/$1600 (28%). We're a quarter of the … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #4–Step 1 Complete!
God seems to love changing his mind. Remember what happened in Genesis? GOD: Abraham, kill your firstborn, Isaac. ABE: Okay! GOD: Abraham, don't kill your firstborn, Isacc. ABE: Okay! ISAAC: What just happened?! Or what happened in 1 Samuel? GOD: Saul will be king. SAUL: Aw, yis. GOD: David will be king. SAUL: What just … Continue reading On the Road…AGAIN?!
What's more 1950s than a movie about the space age and all the wonders and dangers lurking out there in the cosmos? Rockets! Lasers! Invasions! Golly-Gee Whillakers! THE PLOT: Martians attack Earth. Simple as. IS IT ANY GOOD? Not really. Back in the 1950s this may have been new and scary, but in 2016, there's … Continue reading 75 YOF: “War of the Worlds” and Silly Sci-Fi Scariness (1953)