A Writer’s Confession.

I’ve been reflecting lately on the real dangers of being a writer. One of the reasons I took a break from blogging for a while is because I was too consumed by checking statistics, subscriptions and comments. It started to become too much about me. Here are some things I have to daily repent of as […]

The 30 Most Abused Words in the English Language.

You may literally want to rip my head off when your done reading this post. In fact, you may want to do it a whole nother time after that. One awesome thing I’ve come to learn about the English language is that words are important. I’m not trying to flout my knowledge, here. I’m simply […]

12 Ways to Preach Like Rob Bell…Without Being a Heretic.

Last week, Trevin Wax posted 3 Reasons He’d be reading Rob Bell’s new book. I’ll come right out and say: I’m not saying “Farewell, Rob Bell.” To me, Rob Bell is like Karl Barth or Dietrich Bonheoffer – he says a lot of stupid smart stuff and a lot of smart stupid stuff. For me, […]

A Glimpse of Truth: The Shawshank Redemption

The Movie Version: Andy Dufresne: That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you… Haven’t you ever felt that way about music? Red: I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn’t make much sense in here. Andy Dufresne: Here’s where it makes the most sense. You […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey.

I realize this is a late review, and nobody probably cares at this point. But, I’d like to add my 2 cents, even if purely to figure out what I think of “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey.” Summary “The Hobbit” prequels Peter Jackson’s LOTR series. Frodo’s Uncle, Bilbo Baggins, is enlisted as a “burglar” to […]

C.S. Lewis’s 5 Writing Tips

This post comes courtesy of my “BOB” (Best Online Buddy), Tim Fall. Tim is a Judge in California, and his insights into the Christian life are unique and profound. If you’re looking for a great BOB, some interesting stories and a dash of interesting theological discussion, pop over to: “Just One Train Wreck After Another (timfall.wordpress.com)” C.S. Lewis […]

What’s Wrong with the God of the Gaps?

I commonly hear Christians saying things like: “My Doctor didn’t heal me, God did!” Or, “Isn’t the birth of a newborn a miracle? How can evolution explain that?”, or “The Bible gives us an explanation for things like sin and death that science simply can’t.” While I appreciate the sentiments, and they contain a nugget […]

7 Ways to do a Good Word Study.

The truly sad thing about the many faulty word-studies out there is that a good word study is relatively easy. The key is keeping context king – that’s really the main goal of this 7 step process. The following steps aren’t all necessary for a word study; only for a very thorough word study. If […]

A Glimpse of Truth: War and Peace

Prince Andrew’s dying words, from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”: Yes, love, …but not the love that loves for something, to gain something, or because of something, but that love that I felt for the first time, when dying, I saw my enemy and yet loved him. I knew that feeling of love which is the essence […]

What does Philippians Tell us about the Gospel?

The word Euangelion (good news or gospel) is used more times proportionally in the book of Philippians than any of Paul’s other letters. While the essential definition of euangelion doesn’t change throughout Paul’s writings, the implications of the good news/gospel vary letter to letter. Here are four things we learn about the gospel especially from Philippians: […]