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?
I don't want you guys to make the same mistakes I did. I spent the majority of my 20s in a depressed funk, wondering why my life didn't seem to work. Yet I was a Christian who claimed to know the One True Hope. Was that hope failing me or was I doing something wrong? … Continue reading How God Wrecked My Life So Beautifully
I got tricked, dag nabbit! Okay, here’s what happened. I was having a rough day at work. Nothing terrible, just a common mist that comes over me now and again and darkens the sun. I’m desperate for a writing career, and while I’ve had some successes—a few published stories, a growing following, and good reviews … Continue reading How I Fell Into God’s Trap
You want to know why I call my blog "Fencing With Ink?" It's a callback to Cyrano de Bergerac. In 2012, God spoke to me, saying I was much like that character. Cyrano was a fencer, but also a poet, scholar, musician, and biting humorist. A man of many talents, but they were all Cyrano. … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #21–A Foot in Both Camps
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
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
Once upon a time, there were two stories. Both were penned by authors of Christian faith, each eager to communicate a Godly message to the world. Book A became an international success, resonating throughout the decades, being read in classrooms across the world. Book B flopped critically and financially, and became the laughing stock of … Continue reading Why Bad Art Means a Bad Christian Message