It’s a simple question I’m asking. It’s right there in the title of my post, and it’s the entire purpose of this site. But allow me to rephrase for clarification: do you care about the truth? I’m not just asking if you value honesty. I’m asking if you care about the truth itself. If everything … Continue reading You Want the Truth?
As the year comes to an end, I feel compelled to say something I’ve not said nearly enough: I’ve been very blessed, especially over the course of the past year. Even when I don’t appreciate it (which is about 95% of the time) or deserve it (which is 100% of the time), God is extremely … Continue reading For All He’s Done
‘Twas the night after Christmas and all through the house… it seemed like the fun had ended. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas is over. And for me, that’s always a little sad. If you’re a Scrooge or a Grinch, maybe not so much. But if you’re a holiday lover – or just … Continue reading Christmas with Faith
Last July, I met someone from my home state at a writer’s conference on the east coast. We had both been to the conference the previous year, when it was held near us, but we hadn’t had a chance to meet. This year, we not only met, but found out we had both driven halfway … Continue reading If the Fates Allow
Last week, I was shocked to hear that a childhood hero of mine – or, more specifically, the actor who portrayed him – had died. He was only 49 and in great health, as far as the rest of the world knows. The cause of death was not natural; it was suicide. Jason David Frank … Continue reading To Be Alive
I don’t like small talk. I can appreciate a casual, friendly conversation, and I like to think I’m a pretty good listener. But it’s hard to enjoy small talk because I’m not very good at it. Part of the problem is that I can’t relate to most of it, as I have very little in … Continue reading Can We Talk?
Last week, I had arranged to pay for services from two different parties who were both scheduled to make a house call on Saturday. I was a little worried that they might show up at the same time, but it wouldn’t have mattered, as they would’ve been nowhere near each other. When Saturday came, I … Continue reading The Work Ethic
Imagine you’re raising a family in a little suburban home, with a well-to-do neighbor on either side. (Some of you may not have to imagine, but you can still play along.) The neighbor on the left is sophisticated and amiable and smiles a lot. He often talks about having you over for dinner, and he … Continue reading Like a Good Neighbor
This isn’t the sort of thing I usually write about, and it’s hardly important to my life at the moment. But as a Star Wars fan, there’s something I want to get off my chest. As a kid, I loved Star Wars. (Spoiler warning for the entire franchise.) Even before I saw the original film, … Continue reading The End of the Jedi
It’s never easy trying to comprehend God – even for Christians. Maybe He serves as a nice explanation for things, but then how do we explain Him? How can He have always existed? How can He know everything that’s going to happen? How can He work things out according to His will if we’re allowed … Continue reading The Author and Finisher
Some people complain because the Bible doesn’t spell things out plainly enough. Recently, I heard a popular atheist on YouTube (where all the great intellectuals can be found) declare that God would’ve organized things better if it were really from Him. In response, let me take a shot at what an organized treatment of the … Continue reading The Roman Road