*I wrote this poem after reading an article about James Baldwin and his struggle with suicidal ideation* If I ask you to martyr me within your pages, blank and crisp, like unvarnished potential, don’t let your memory of me fade away like forgotten, abandoned childhood dreams. Don’t listen to my mournful woes. Write me beautiful … Continue reading Loving a Suicidal Writer
On a Facebook thread I'm currently following concerning the need for good apologetics, as nonexistent apologetics and intellectual doubts are contributing to many leaving the Christian faith, someone made this comment: No one leaves the faith for intellectual reasons. Those who left were never of us 1 John 2:19.I am upset, but more so deeply … Continue reading If You Were a REAL Christian, You Wouldn’t Doubt (Part 2): Is There a Reason to Doubt God, Ever?
"Oh my gosh, your book is so amazing; I couldn't put it down! The story, your characters, and that plot twist?! Did not see that coming! You're such an amazing writer..." Does any of this sound familiar? Or, for those who are still hoarding your finished-and-unpublished manuscripts on a folder on your desktop label "NEXT GREAT AMERICAN … Continue reading Nobody Ever Thanks the Editor When the Author and Book Get Praised
I know that may come as a shock to most Word by Faith communities and Pentecostals, but just stay with me a while. I recently read a post in a Christian apologetics group on Facebook where someone posed this question: “I have recently heard several pastors in sermons say that believers who have any sort … Continue reading No, God Isn’t Going to Heal You on Demand Every Time You Ask
I know I might accumulate a lot of hate for this post; or perhaps, no one will even notice my words on this page, but for those who choose to see this to the end, just stay with me. I promise this is going somewhere. I Have a Secret to Share... Lean in close... Here … Continue reading The Night I Discovered the Bible isn’t THAT Important