Of all the tools of the writer, none is so important as dialogue. Dialogue,...
The emperor Decius, whom we have already met, was a particularly fierce enemy of the church all across the Roman world, and his anger burned even against the simplest of Christians. Such was Barlaam, who was a farmer in a village of Asia Minor near Antioch. During the Decian persecution, he was imprisoned for his […]
One of the only things that people have in common, no matter which side of the political spectrum they fall on, is education. Kids should learn how to read, write, add, subtract, and multiply. Children need to learn about how plants grow, what the Renaissance was, and who Teddy Roosevelt was. But allow me to […]
Sitting on the cold tile floor – barefoot of course – and babbling on about some game which was invented moments before, I am surrounded by the giggles and smiles of children. That is where I am every Wednesday night: playing games with the kids at church. And I could not imagine anywhere else I […]
The following is an excerpt from my novel-in-progress “Into the Darkness.” Heartache. Joy. War. Love. This is the story of a young prince who must forsake everything in order to confront the Evil One before the black walls of Gehan. This passage is from the first chapter, entitled “Summer in Yavanna.” As he rode, very […]
Looking back at the context of my life, I’m amazed that I am now a writer – albeit, not a published one. Of all things in this world, to think that poetry is my obsession is simply mind-boggling. It is this reflection that led me to a very simply conclusion: God called me to write, […]