Do You Blog the Way You Write?

When I was a kid I had two imaginary friends: “Allegro” and “The Magician”. Allegro told me to be creative and wild and free, to be crazy and funny and paint the walls. He also had green hair. “The Magician” told me to count the quarters in my room and try to step on every […]

11 Great Christian Story Ideas!

Ever thought you could improve on the Christian Media Market, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, I’ve created a handy “starter kit” to help you along, complete with 11 GREAT plot ideas for new Christian films, books and magazines! Check them out: 1. Jonathon Edwards: Vampire Slayer. You know, it’s not too far […]

The Day Satan Created the Adverb.

Satan overlooked all God made, eating from his jar of pickled baby-seals, scheming, scheming, scheming. A brilliant idea struck. “I have it, Wormwood,” he said. “I have a way to make miserable every English teacher on the planet; to implant excessive word-counts into future author’s manuscripts; to keep people’s vocabulary dull and stupid; to make […]

A Glimpse of Truth: The Twits

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a […]

Free E-Book: 101 Questions Before You Preach

Hey Folks, Good news. I’ve just finished my new E-Resource, “Preachable: 101 Questions Before You Preach”! If you want a piece of it and you haven’t subscribed through e-mail: 1.) Subscribe through e-mail. 2.) That’s all I’ve got. I’ll be trying to get copies out to all my current subscribers soon (I’ll also be creating […]

Should Pastors Shut-Up About Gay Marriage?

One month ago, in response to a flare up of “equal” signs on my facebook account, I posted an article: “9 Rhetorical Flaws in the Gay Marriage Debate”. I pinpointed the faulty logic. I presented my case accurately. I was right.  But I didn’t feel like a Logic-Warrior. I felt like a playground bully; like […]

A Word I Heard: Ubiquity

Where I heard it: CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY, BYLINE: Even if you haven’t been to Venice, you know what one of the tourists gondolas looks like. With baroque silver ornaments, shiny black lacquer, and sumptuous red seat cushions, they’re unabashedly fancy, not to mention ubiquitous. u·biq·ui·ty [yoo-bik-wi-tee]   noun 1. the state or capacity of being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresence: the ubiquity of magical beliefs. 2. ( initial capital letter  ) Theology . the omnipresence of God or Christ. How to Remember it: Sounds like: […]

Why I’m a Stickler About Preaching Without Notes.

Last week I posted the “George Whitefield” Principle of preaching – “let the Holy Spirit be your security blanket, not your notes.” Apparently, that was pretty polemic. Some people around the web wholeheartedly agreed, some made out that I was being “holier than thou” by equating note-less preaching with being filled with the Spirit. So, briefly […]

A Glimpse of Truth – The Great Gatsby

“I hope she’ll be a fool–that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool… You see, I think everything’s terrible anyhow… And I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 1