One life, one book, can turn someone's life around. Here's how that happened for me.
Surprise Announcement: A New Partner
It’s time for an announcement I never thought I’d make: I’m adding a writing partner! This is weird because writing is such a solitary act, not only in the actual writing, but also the branding. An author may collaborate with someone, but they tend to be their own entity. But you know what? I write … Continue reading Surprise Announcement: A New Partner
“No.” How God Saves Us From Ourselves.
Our dream has died. And we couldn't be happier. Sometimes, losing what we love helps us realize how little they loved us back.
A New Way, Part 1: What the Heck am I Doing?!
I don’t make enough money. My wife makes no money. We plan on intentionally keeping it that way, perhaps for all of 2023. Cuz God said so. I think. I hope. Oh, Lord, what the heck am I doing?! The Source of the “WHAT?!” My family is beginning a ridiculous act of faith, a chance … Continue reading A New Way, Part 1: What the Heck am I Doing?!
Where I’ve Been, Where I Am, Where I’m Going
It’s been a long while since I’ve written on this blog. Anyone who’s followed me has also noticed my social media presence took a nosedive. Well, for those of you who are still interested, I’d like to explain what’s been going on, and where I’m going next.
Top 10 Carman Songs
Remembering the best of Carman's Christian music career.
An Open Apology to Christian Music I Used to Hate
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
Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
If nothing else, my life is a monument of what not to do. If you want to get far in life, grab a seat, watch me for a few minutes, cringe in pain, then go do the opposite. Case in point? Fifth grade, a time when a boy starts his long journey into manhood, but … Continue reading Two Lessons You Should Learn (Because I Sure Didn’t)
Why Christianity? Part Three: Why Not Another Religion?
If you're still with me, God bless your patience. I've been trying to unpack why Christianity makes sense, at least to me. In Part 1, I said that atheism doesn't hold water. In Part 2, I argued that multiple religions can't coexist, not without bowing to some order that judges them all, thereby negating the … Continue reading Why Christianity? Part Three: Why Not Another Religion?
Why Christianity? PART ONE: Why Religion at All?
Why would anyone be a Christian in the modern age? More and more people are asking that. As a Christian, I think it's important to have an answer. However, when people ask this, they're actually asking one or more of three questions: Why religion at all when atheism is just fine? Why just one religion? … Continue reading Why Christianity? PART ONE: Why Religion at All?