Why I Write

This week on of my regular readers, whose blog you should check out, asked me an interesting question. What got you into writing, anyway? Specifically, she wanted to know because writing fiction is not something typically looked upon fondly by others in “my profession 1.” This got me thinking, and led me to begin with…

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this…

I promised myself not to do this. I really did. I’ve been bitten far too many times to get suckered in to the trap again. At least, that’s what I told myself. I’m actually excited to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I don’t care that the prequels were bad, or that J.J. Abrams’ last…

Fiction Tuesday – Big Trouble

Walter stepped fully into the small examination room. “If I heard correctly, it sounds like young Jeremy here is in some Trouble, Ama. Does that mean you figured out he was Chasing the Dark out there along The Boulevard?” Ama sighed. “It seems, Old Fox, that you began your eaves-dropping a bit late this evening.”…

The Narrator Speaks – Part I on the History of the Injunction War

The narrative below is taken from the lectures of Dr. Merry Andrew Dempsy, lecturer in Fictoverse History at Empty Throne University. It was given six weeks before the onset of the Injunction War. What you have to understand is this my good Elves, Wizards 1, Dwarves, and Gnomes – while we all take our position…

Worship as God’s Story

I just finished Rober Webber’s The Divine Embrace.  I highly recommend it to any and all who wonder about the nature of Christian worship and why “nothing seems to happen” on Sundays when Christians gather.  Here’s a quote that really drives home a lot of what I’ve been trying to accomplish as a pastor, with…

Making the Story “Relevant”

Here’s a good question posed in a recent comment by Mel: …how can we make story – even one that isn’t always “factual” (aka not like a newspaper or history book) that was lived out by a people that are removed from us in every way be ours? This is the The Million Dollar question. …