Mourning and Dancing

“Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.” Job 14:1 We’re so afraid to be sad. We’re so uncomfortable with our own brokenness. Yet, that’s what we are. We are a broken people, living in a broken world, trying to navigate this life alongside other equally broken people. It can get messy…

Guideposts Article

It was one of the more distinguished honors of my life to appear on the cover of Guideposts magazine, featuring an article I wrote on how much C.S. Lewis impacted my life, helping me grow out of a small, damaging view of God, towards an ever growing, robust one. Lewis helped to expand my view…

Easter Message

I was very honored to contribute a small part to my church’s Easter Sunday Message, April 2021. All I know is that I blabbered on for 45 minutes or so, but we have an incredible media team that was able to take that and make a coherent message out of it. They did an amazing…

C.S. Lewis Goes to War: Some Silver-Linings in Chaos and Unrest

Many people may not realize that their favorite childhood author was also a veteran of what is widely considered to be the most devastating war in world history. Long before Lucy discovered a mystical land that lay hidden through a magical wardrobe, and long before Aslan led his armies to battle in the Great Wars…

C.S. Lewis on Writing Lecture

I was honored to give a talk on C.S. Lewis as a Writer at WriterCon 2020 in Oklahoma City. Here’s the lecture if you’re interested! Audio and Slide Presentation: Just the Audio: Just the Slide Presentation: And Just Some Fun Pics:

When We Know the Ending:

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. – John 16:33 Have you ever notice when you re-read a book, or re-watch a movie, the excitement level isn’t quite what it was the first…

The Little Way: Conclusion (Part 8 of 8)

Saint Thérèse journaled, “O my Jesus! I love You! I love the Church, my Mother! I recall that “the smallest act of PURE LOVE is of more value to her than all other works together.”[1] That is what The Little Wayis all about. It is for the introverts among us. It is for marginalized, and…

The Little Way: How We Approach Others (Part 7 of 8)

In what seemed to be our most relevant conversations to how The Little Way works in prison and elsewhere, and honestly, my favorite applicable aspect of The Little Way, came in a conversation about how we approach others. The guys had recently been released from a state wide lockdown that came about because of several coordinated…

The Little Way: How We Approach God (Part 6 of 8)

If we want God to approach us, small, meek, and abandoned to him, how then should we approach God? This conversation was uniquely impactful to discuss with these three men. Again, I am dealing with three men, as rehabilitated as they may be, who still have to command a little bit of respect in order…

The Little Way: How God Approaches Us (Part 5 of 8)

So the group studying in the low rising, unventilated upstairs room was made up of myself, who happens to be a single dad and doctorate student and three convicted criminals, two of which will never get out of prison, and we were all four discussing the inner thoughts of a teenage nun who died of…

The Little Way: In Prison (Part 4 of 8)

After learning about and discussing Saint Thérèseand The Little Wayduring a class I took at Fuller Theological Seminary, and after being slightly frustrated that I could not come up with a more simple definition and an easy to follow implementation guide, I decided to bring it to the attention of a few of my closest…

The Little Way: My Vocation is Love (Part 3 of 8)

Like many people who live a reserved life, Saint Thérèse was unsure of where she fit in the Body of Christ, as scripture refers to the Christian Church. Missionaries, clergy, evangelists, theologians, martyrs, Cardinals, Popes, authors, and more… Saint Thérèse saw and read of these great heroes of her faith, living as the hands and…