Remembering the best of Carman's Christian music career.
God is in the little things to show you he's in the big things.
How do you make America Christian? Well, what did Jesus do?
If you're at all familiar with me, you know I have minimal tolerance when it comes to Christian art. Too often it's just a flimsy marionette of a story held up by obvious strings of preachiness. I'm happy to say this is not the case with The Calling of Jesse Turner, a historical fiction novel … Continue reading Book Review: The Calling of Jesse Turner
Vote Republican? Vote Democrat? Better question: why should the Christian have to choose?
"If God is real, it is your job to prove it to me." Those were the words of a former friend who fled the faith like a house fire. He said that, if God and the Christian doctrine were real, then as a believer, it was my job to prove it. I did not respond. … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Prove Christianity to Anybody
Something went wrong, something's been lost, something has died. What now?
I did a sundown fast today (no food until dinnertime—except tea, because if you fall asleep while fasting then it doesn’t count and your boss fires you) and while praying, I asked God how our relationship could be better. Jesus says this is the most important aspect of our walk in John 15:5. He’s the … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened While Praying…
I have never liked “Good Good Father.” It’s main chorus is juvenile and repetitive, and the second stanza of “And I’m loved by you, it’s who I am…” is a grammatical eyesore. Loved is WHAT you are, not who. Your name is not Loved By You. Child-friendly lyrics, simplistic melodies, and overabundance of “Oh” and … Continue reading An Open Apology to Christian Music I Used to Hate