If your story is not remembered, you will cease to exist. I just finished the challenging novel Time’s Memory by Julius Lester. I’m not writing a review here – I’ll include it for next years “A Year of Books” roundup – but the book concludes with this thought: If your story is not remembered, you […]Read More The Forgotten Story
I wrote this story as an introduction to a class for 7th and 8th graders. It’s heavy handed and allegorical, an approach I usually don’t care for, but I was trying to illustrate a point and had just come off of a read through of C.S. Lewis’s Pilgrim’s Rergress, so it felt like it worked. I offer […]Read More A Tale of Two Men
I don’t often spend a lot of time reading Relevant, the trendy online magazine for the modern day Christian. It’s not that I have anything against what the magazine is trying to accomplish, it’s just that I am completely burned out by the word “Relevant” when it applies to faith. But never mind me and […]Read More How Christian should my artistic expression be?
“No matter how cold the world–no matter how much we struggle to survive in it–this world is not our goal.” That’s not my quote. Dan Italiano left that comment on Dying Songs, and it blew me away enough that I wanted to highlight it in its own post. How often do we forget that? How […]Read More A World Not Our Own
Tonight I sat down to prepare a blog post about how to show, rather than just telling, in follow up to my post from last week. As I took a break and was washing the dishes, two things occurred to me about my post: 1) I’m totally unqualified to be writing about the technicalities of […]Read More What am I showing in my writing?
So, want to go to a job interview where the only question is, “Would you please give us a drop of your blood?” It’s sooner than you think: A recent series of articles at Time magazine’s website discussed the potential and pitfalls of a new technology called “whole-genome sequencing” or WGS. WGS can analyze a […]Read More Science Fiction — Today
We celebrate the intersection of imagination and faith. Here, see how that intersection can lead to amazing presentations of the absolute truth of Scripture. Come. See the true story, from the beginning. Come, see Christmas.Read More The Christmas Story