This may be the most fun I've ever had writing. Last year I entered a four-round flash fiction contest and this story got me first place in my group of round one. Sadly, I came short in round three, so I did not win the contest overall, but I'm still darn proud of this story … Continue reading Flash Fiction–“Don’t Wrest With the Best”
Usually, I try to inject a fair amount of irreverent humor into my blogs, but on topics like this, it's difficult. The 2016 election is a pretty serious matter. Don't get me wrong, it's a joke, but a very serious one. I'll admit up front I am no political watchdog; I have no special insight … Continue reading 5 Sober Predictions for the 2016 Election
I don't think Christians see how much is at stake this election season. They're so worried about abortion, immigrants, and their own rights that they've stopped thinking about their witness. They're sacrificing any future victories to gain this one. Christians are losing what credibility they have not because of who's in office, but because of how they … Continue reading 10 Political Phrases Christians Need to Stop Using
Missouri's local primary elections are coming and--hey, wake up! WAKE UP! Bear with me a second, yeesh! And besides all the candidates I know nothing about, there are a few proposed amendments to the Missouri constitution. Most notable is Amendment 1. You can read the whole verbage by clicking here, but the short version is … Continue reading Stupid, Pointless Laws are Stupid and Pointless
The house looks like Abe Lincoln's death trap. A little log cabin where every log, rod, and stick has been fashioned to a razor point, like a wooden porcupine, laced with flecks of something black and silver. Even the sidewalk is covered in wooden nails jutting out at every angle so that there's only one … Continue reading L.A.W.S. A Thinly-Veiled Metaphor for Bad Government
We like to think we know everything. We don't. Whatever cause you fight for (religion, sports team, social rights, etc) you don't know the entirety of the issue just because you have Facebook and Twitter or you saw that one passionate speech that went viral. We like to think that we're geniuses and our opponents … Continue reading What Your Enemies Can Teach You
As of this writing, the US Supreme Court has not yet reached a decision on whether or not homosexual marriage should be a thing. I think it's fair to say the US is holding its breath on this one. Christians are one of the biggest groups anxiously awaiting the answer. And I think it's passed … Continue reading What If…?
Some kids get detention for being punched in the face. Sad, but true. Schools are adopting no-tolerance rules on fights, which sound like a great idea, but really they punish anybody who was in a fight, regardless of whether they were actually swinging the punches. Does that bother anybody else? Doesn't it seem fishy that … Continue reading Jail Time for the Victim
I wanted a friendly discussion of a topic (that could not possibly get political) that we don't really discuss--at least, not in the right way. Do Christians, under the New Testament covenant, have the right to defend themselves? And I'm talking physically, violently, even. As in, if someone breaks into your house with a gun, do … Continue reading Do Christians Have a Right to Defend Themselves?
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Government, You've seemed stressed lately. You're grouchy, short-tempered, and inattentive. I don't blame you, though. See, I've been watching you lately and I think I know why you're so grouchy. With your permission, I'll explain. At long time ago, long, long before I was born, things were simpler. You reigned in … Continue reading Mommy-and-Daddy-in-Chief