A Quick Word on Comfort, Tolerance, and Christianity

Can I be honest? I'd like to go ONE DAY without seeing something on the internet to the effect of, "And here's another reason why Christians are slack-brained mouth-breathers." One day! Sadly, this isn't heaven, where there is no sorrow, nor is it the heyday of the Catholic Church, when you could just boil dissenters … Continue reading A Quick Word on Comfort, Tolerance, and Christianity

Why Christians Should Care about the Muslim Ban

Well, it happened. President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring Muslims in war-torn countries from entering the United States. Specifically, Muslim access will be restricted from certain countries and a religious test will be required, giving preference to Christians. So, sounds like a good deal for us Christians, right? Christians have been persecuted, too, … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care about the Muslim Ban

A Creator’s Journey #15–Why I Launched Patreon

Ah, the good ol' days. Artists could get patrons who would pay them to make art, giving them regular or partly-regular income for their craft because art is awesome. And then stuff happened. What stuff? I don't know, centuries of stuff. Look, I'm no history buff, I just know that patrons don't exist anymore, not … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #15–Why I Launched Patreon

Author Interview: Liberty Speidel (The Darby Shaw Chronicles, Omission)

Fans of superhuman and detective books, rejoice! Today, I'm pleased to have author Liberty Speidel here on Fencing With Ink to talk about her latest book, Omission, among other things. Special thanks to Liberty for consenting to an interview. You can read more about her at libertyspeidel.wordpress.com. FENCING WITH INK: Tell us about your book … Continue reading Author Interview: Liberty Speidel (The Darby Shaw Chronicles, Omission)

The Gaslighting of the Millennial Generation

Some excellent thoughts on the millennial generation.

Caitlin Fisher

I was in graduate school when I first heard the term “millennial.” It was at a conference. The session was about how to serve millennial students, because they have different characteristics than the Generation X students that went before them. It was here that I first started hearing things like “millennials need to be recognized for participation,” “millennials feel they are special,” “millennials are sheltered,” “millennials are likely to have helicopter parents,” and more. Society as a whole loves to hate on the millennial generation (those born between 1980-1999), calling us “special snowflakes” and sarcastically referring to us as “social justice warriors,” calling us out for “being offended by everything” and, everybody’s favorite, pointing out how very entitled we are.

Here’s the secret: We’re not.

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The negative opinions directed at millennials are a perfect example, on an enormous societal scale, of cultural gaslighting.

What’s Gaslighting?

Glad you asked. I learned…

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A Creator’s Journey #14–The Creative Power of Absolutely Nothing

The other day, I announced that Ferryman was available for pre-order, so I should be focusing on that, right? Ha! You mistake me for someone who has control over himself! No, I've been working on a totally new and unrelated novel. Well, I was until I hit a wall. Twelve characters enter a room. All … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #14–The Creative Power of Absolutely Nothing