A Creator’s Journey #9–Reuniting With Characters

Consider yourself blessed! I'm about to give you a rare sight: a direct look into a writer's mind as he creates. This week, I picked up an on-again-off-again project, "Locke Hart." At this particular point in the story, the main character, Locke, is troubled by something, and his friend Sam sees it on his face. … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #9–Reuniting With Characters

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Why Christians Should Care About Art (Even Just a Little)

What comes to mind when you think of an artist? A sex-obsessed painter with skintight clothes and an attitude? A doped-up rock star shredding a guitar? A short-haired chick who loves film and other women? Stereotypes abound, but there's a nugget of truth: many artists lie outside Christian circles, especially conventional ones. So, Christians should … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care About Art (Even Just a Little)

75 YOF: John Wayne, North Dakota, and Casual Racism (The Searchers-1956)

Sometimes, I feel like I'm living in a western movie. White men in North Dakota are trying to spread west, but run into Indian opposition. Terrified of the "red man," they paint him as the enemy, the great obstacle of progress. But at least westerns had the decency¬†to make the Indians murderous villains, not quiet … Continue reading 75 YOF: John Wayne, North Dakota, and Casual Racism (The Searchers-1956)

“Why Does God NEED to be Worshiped?” Because I’m a Geek, That’s Why

It's one of those questions asked by scoffers and people who took one philosophy class. Why does an all-powerful, self-sufficient God need to be worshiped? Sometimes, they're asking why they need to worship God at church, but I'll answer that in another post. Right now, why does God need to be worshiped at all? For … Continue reading “Why Does God NEED to be Worshiped?” Because I’m a Geek, That’s Why