Writing THAT Scene: The Struggles of a “Provincial” Novelist

Writing THAT Scene: The Struggles of a “Provincial” Novelist

I’m at a crucial place in my new novel, and an old challenge is hindering my progress.

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Responding to Trump Christians

Responding to Trump Christians

During the campaign, and since the election, I’ve struggled with the most appropriate way to respond to Christians who support Donald Trump. I can’t say I’ve arrived at the best solution, but this is where I am right now.

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What I Learned from My Father

What I Learned from My Father

My relationship with my father has always been…turbulent. But after a Facebook page asked folks to share what they’d learned from their fathers, I decided to make my own list. Turns out, he (inadvertently) taught me some valuable lessons.

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Listening to My Critics

Listening to My Critics

In seminary, I was taught to listen to those who criticize me as a minister. While painful and requiring clear guidelines, I’ve never regretted my decision to follow that advice.

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The "Perspective" of Looking Back

The "Perspective" of Looking Back

I’m looking back on the personal effect of the word I “adopted” last year.

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