Blood Doctrine: Prologue

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A video reading of the prologue from BLOOD DOCTRINE, my debut novel, coming out May 1, 2014. In it, I ask the question: “What if we used modern science to bring Jesus back to life?” [Read more...]

How Do I Get My Book Published?

There’s self-publishing, and there are the big, traditional publishing houses. But what about a third way for the rest of us? And there are other questions: Do I need an agent? How do I distinguish my title from the millions of others out there? What exactly are the steps in the publishing process? How long [Read More...]

Will Corporate America Normalize Gay Marriage?

There was quite a fuss about Coca Cola airing a commercial during the Super Bowl that presented people singing “God Bless America” in various languages. And, to top it off, they even portrayed same-sex couples as families. It wasn’t exactly shocking to see Coke presenting a more pluralistic, harmonious image of the contemporary world today. [Read More...]

Why the Grammys’ “Macklemore Weddings” Were a Good Thing

Lots of folks have been chattering about the mass wedding that took place in the middle of Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance at the Grammys this past week. The lighting-quick ceremony included dozens of couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, presided over by none other than music and film star Queen Latifah. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ [Read More...]

Blood Doctrine Gets Childish (Video)

My kids put me through the wringer for asking people to support my novel, BLOOD DOCTRINE, on Kickstarter. [Read more...]

My One (and Only) Duck Dynasty Post

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I’ve never watched “Duck Dynasty.” I didn’t even know Phil Robertson’s name until the whole media melodrama unfolded recently. The most I knew about him was that he bore a striking resemblance to my friend, Andy Campbell, who blogs over at “The Crooked Mouth.” And now, suffice it to say that I know far more [Read More...]

Five Ways to De-Commercialize Christmas

Jesus shopped for your sins

We’ve created a Christmas monster: a grotesque assemblage of pagan, Christian and capitalist symbolism into something that resembles something we’re both attracted to and repulsed by at the same time. We’re fueled by an admixture of both guilt and greed, while the domestic economy pins its annual hopes on our propensity for spending far more [Read More...]

Beer and Hymns Invades the Local News

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Here’s a video and a short story on our most recent Beer and Hymns event (called “Hops and Handel” since we presented excerpts from the Messiah) that made Channel 6 News here in Portland. Next Beer and Hymns is on Saturday, Jan 18th from 5-7 PM at First Christian Church. The event is always free. [Read More...]


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