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Here we have a fine selection of organic free-range essays, hand-picked by myself for your convenience and reading pleasure. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!

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Jason Burkey

Five Questions with Jason Burkey

I met Jason a few years ago on the film set of “For the Glory.” He was the main movie star and I was the guy who stands next to the guy who runs the camera. Later on I saw...

Incoherent Mumbled Prayers

“God, give me grace for today.” I don’t remember if I said it aloud, or just felt it trudge through my mind as a tired prayer. In that moment between looking at the clock on my phone and willing my...

The Prodigal Father

You know the story. There was a son who got tired of living on the family farm and decided to chase the big city lights. After a whirlwind summer, he stumbled home broke and broken, too ashamed to look his...

In the Beginning God

In the beginning, God. Really, this is the perfect way to start. It’s easy to get caught up in all the details of the Bible and forget how it begins. Not as a theological dissertation. Not as a scientific revelation....

Five Questions with Nick Ahern

This is the first in a new series called “Five Questions”. I’ll be irreverently interviewing a few people whom I find interesting¬†and sharing the results with you. Enjoy. I blame Kevin Miller of impending “Hellbound?” fame for first introducing me...

The Myth of Closure

Eleven years ago, Timothy McVeigh was executed by lethal injection. They say that as he took his last breath, he stared open-eyed and unremorseful into the closed circuit camera capturing his final moments. Six hundred miles away, the families of...

So Help Me God (Almost a Poem)

Ernest Hemmingway once said, “There’s nothing to writing…. all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” I think he might have been onto something. Words bleeding into life, snow bleeding into hope, day bleeding into night then...

I'm Sorry I Hated You

Jesus had a way of putting profound truth into just a few words. One time he summarized the entirety of the Bible by saying “Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself.” In these two commands lie...
Jesus: Relationship or Religion?

Christianity: It's Not a Religion, It's a Relationship

You’ve heard it before. It tops the list of “Stuff Christians Say”. I know I’ve said it. But it’s not true. The intention is honorable enough; we want to differentiate Christianity from other belief systems. We’re trying to express the...