The key to correctly predicting the future is to make so many predictions that every outcome is covered. The weird thing about people is that, if the prediction benefits them, they will put more weight on the one prediction you get right than they do on the thousand you get wrong.
Part of the problem with outdated systems that no longer deliver on their promises is that they are filled with amazing, talented, well-intentioned people who are part of the old system because they still believe and hope old promises will be fulfilled. This hope is enforced by any evidence they can find that will speakContinue reading “Outdated Systems”
Empty church buildings at night are terrifying. As I type this, I’m sitting in the balcony of the church I attend. The only light in the room is my computer monitor, and I’m scared. Once, when I was in college, I work for a church that had a four story education building. each floor hadContinue reading “I’m Scared”
Tonight I wasn’t able to write any nonfiction, so I’m posting the chapter I wrote. This is the first draft of chapter five from Saving Deborah. Enjoy. Miriam twisted the lock with both hands. The metal hurt her fingers. It took all her strength to force the old deadbolt into position. Standing on her toes,Continue reading “Saving Deborah – Chapter Five – a Rough Draft”
What follows is my attempt to understand the State of the Union address in hopes of understanding the priorities of the President and his party. In this post, I’m purely seeking to understand what was said. If you aren’t interested in reading my full breakdown of the speech, you can scroll to the bottom ofContinue reading “A Breakdown and Summary of the State of the Union Address”
There is much I don’t like about the institutional church, and I don’t just mean that I’d prefer it to take a different shape. Theologically, I disagree with its structure and focus. I don’t think the form of it I have known looks or thinks like Jesus. I’ve watched leaders consistently try to force JesusContinue reading “Rejecting the Things that Made”
Recently, I was talking to a friend who is also a writer. She’s been on a more traditional road than I have. She grew up wanting to write. She wrote books in journals as a kid. When it came time to go to college, she earned a degree in English. Since college, she’s started multipleContinue reading “It’s about the quality of the work.”
I get called that a lot, mostly by other men, and every time it feels weird. Even though I’m six-feet tall, two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and have broad shoulders, I don’t think of myself as big. In my mind, I see myself as the same size as everyone else. I forget that, in comparison to other people,Continue reading “Big Guy”