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Radical and Revolutionary

A revolutionary, radical, and fulfilling life is to live justly, to do righteousness, and to adore God. “This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, […]

Work In Progress

November is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. It is a time set aside for writers to take thirty days, set daily goals and write 50,000 words as a first draft of a novel. I am participating this year. The novel I am writing will connect the first two novels, A […]

Love, Sex, and Romance

The prior two posts on this blog have been an attempt to define “Love.”  I use the word attempt because I am no expert which is obvious if you’ve read the second of the two posts. I feel nearly all of us struggle with a clear perception of real love. […]

Definition of Love Part 2

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love… ” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Agape is the Greek word translated as love in Galatians 5:22 above. It is a difficult word to define, because humankind can only imitate it. Using the best lexicons to research “agape,” the word benevolence stood out for […]

Definition of Love Part 1

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love …, ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ What sort of love is this? Does it come naturally? Of What Spirit is this a fruit? Who all encompasses the “one another” in the verses above? I will try to answer some of these questions in Part […]

Jonas, Not Jones

“Am I boring you, Mr. Jones?” Professor Magnus folds his arms across his chest and awaits a response. The twenty or so students of English 301 stare in the direction of the professor’s glare. “No sir.” Justin struggles to regain connection with his current surroundings only to find forty two […]

Dreamcast … or Not

A Twitter group I follow, #authorconfession, asked us to respond to this suggestion: “If your book became a movie, who would be your dream cat?” At first, I wasn’t going to respond, because I prefer my readers form their own visualization of the characters. Then, I thought readers could and […]