Can a Mass Murderer Redeemed?

Is redemption possible for a fictional character who commits truly heinous crimes? The recent controversy over the Vivian Awards shows many people believe they can’t. But the real question is…What kind of redemption are we talking about?

Modest is NOT Hottest (and why that matters)

Mathew West didn’t invent the phrase “Modest is Hottest.” It’s been around for a while. And I have to say, as Christian, I think it’s one of the dumbest and most useless “Christian” phrases I’ve ever heard. Here’s why…

Is it Biblical to Spank Your Kids?

For many Christian parents, their view of corporal punishment centers around the “rod verses” in Proverbs. How should we interpret these verses? Are they literal or figurative? Do they contradict modern science? I address all of those questions and more in this in-depth post…

Telling True Stories: (The Good, the Bad, and the NOT.)

When I set out to write “Where Daffodils Bloom” it was very important to me that I create a book that was not only entertaining and well-written, but also authentic and true.

And that’s partly because of one very BAD example…

Four Letters and an Atomic Bomb:

Confession: I hate personality tests. And so I have never taken one. Until now. Some of you will have seen my Facebook post last month in which I mentioned I’d taken a personality test (a free version based on the Myers-Briggs system) despite years of prejudice against them. I promised a blog post explaining what …….Read More