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)
Ah, my horrible, awful, vomit-inducing, virginity-protecting, cancerous first book. A 77-page Legend of Dragoon fanfiction. You can decide which part of that sentence makes you squirm the most. Did I mention there was a self-insert in there? Anywho, if by some herculean effort and non-existent gag reflex you should slog through the bulk of this … Continue reading One Sure Sign of Bad Writing
What makes a good villain? I've already written an article on what I call the Villainous Venn-Triagram, but there's an element I left out: hatability. It's the amount of deadness you want that person to suffer. For example: Voldemort is a good villain, but Umbridge is the one you want to strangle with piano wire. … Continue reading Top 10 Hatable Disney Villains
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?
Author C. Scott Frank (Frosthammer, Echo) allowed me an interview on his website. We talked about: What it means to be an R-Rated Christian. How God has influenced my books. Advice for authors. And a little more. Click here to read the brief interview!
How can just one religion be right? This is the second of three questions bundled in the broader inquiry "Why would anyone be a Christian?" I can only answer for myself, but I'm doing my best over this three-part series. Last week, I talked about the question "Why religion at all? Why not atheism?" Vastly … Continue reading Why Christianity? Part Two: Why Just One Religion?
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?
In many ways, I wasted my twenties. In others, I loved them. Sometimes I failed to learn a lesson, other times I did the right thing almost by accident. Today, I turn thirty. I can officially look back on those ten crazy years and see where I goofed and where I succeeded. So if you're … Continue reading 10 Tips for your 20s from a Guy Turning 30.
Quick Note: I'll be on hiatus for February because I just had a child and because we're moving house at the end of the month, so it's going to be nuts. However, I thought I'd drop this for you guys to check out before I vanish. Have a good month! For several months now, I've … Continue reading What the Heck is a Dodecon, Anyway?
The question goes something like this: "How can an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving God coexist with the oh-so-apparent evil in the world?" The common answer is that one of those three prongs of the triangle isn't true. Either God isn't all powerful, and thus he's unable to stop evil; he isn't all-knowing, and thus doesn't comprehend … Continue reading The Problem With the Problem Of Pain