Tag Archives: Humility

The New Year: The Humility of Hope and Arrogance of Despair

On New Year’s Eves, we look with hope toward the coming year. But sometimes, we look ahead and can’t see any reason the coming year will be better than the last. Few things are sadder than beginning a new year … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know

Over the years I have mastered the art of criticizing the Church. I have skills. Come over when you have four or five hours, and I will share my Biblical, historical, and sociological critiques of the Church. I have stories … Continue reading

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Be Kingsfoil

In June, I spoke at a One Year Adventure Novel Summer Workshop at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. It was a privilege and great fun. I spoke to about 200 young writers between the ages of 13—19. Because most … Continue reading

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Wild Roses, Garlic and Wooden Stakes

I recently read Bram Stoker’s Dracula as preparation for a talk on the meaning of monsters—a kind of theology of monsters. I had never read Dracula before and, to be honest, had never had any interest in vampires despite their … Continue reading

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