Blogger lagger, I (and a little about book publishing)

You know how my blogs are always really funny, or really profound, or really both? Isnt’ that great? Don’t you just love that? Yeah–that won’t be happening today. In fact, this right here is the only blog I’ll be posting today. Why, you ask? (You did, too. You know you did. Don’t deny it. I [Read More...]

Fourth of July

I now have a fairly substantial number of regular readers on Crosswalk.com, a fact for which I’m eminently grateful. It also makes me feel as if I should say something about the fact that today is the Fourth of July. If I can ask people to read about my wife and I getting attacked by [Read More...]

I Want The Devil Dead

This is what I’m talkin’ about.   I am exhausted with the devil today. I am sooooo tired of his relentless effort to destroy what’s sublime, degrade what’s worthy, weaken what’s strong, mar what’s beautiful. I’m angry at his willful stubbornness, his grossly misplaced pride, his shameless machinations, his fostering of irrationality, his waste of [Read More...]

Walter the Clown

Walter The Clown Once upon a time there lived a little boy named Walter Hobnob. Walter was eight years old. His mom and dad were named, appropriately enough, Mom and Dad. They’d had their regular names—Spiff and Windy—changed just as soon as they’d had their little bouncing baby boy. Those Hobnobs. They sure took life [Read More...]

When punctuation makes the difference between a second date and a restraining order

Because I co-authored a book about punctuation, Comma Sense: A FUN-damental Guide to Punctuation,  I sometimes get e-mails from people pondering perplexing punctuational problems. A few days ago, I received one such note from a young man in high school, who wrote to ask why in the world anyone should have to learn punctuation at all. “It seems like [Read More...]

Woody Woodpecker Turns Manic Attack Bird, Pt. 7: The End

  All right: Enough with the Big Advice already. I think we all know there’s only one thing in this world that truly concerns any of us: Manic Woodpeckers. There I was, near to my goal of ogling nest innards. And then came the bird call heard ’round my nervous system. Upon hearing that lone, initiating call [Read More...]

Woody Woodpecker Turns Manic Attack Bird, Pt. 7: The End

  All right: Enough with the Big Advice already. I think we all know there’s only one thing in this world that truly concerns any of us: Manic Woodpeckers. There I was, near to my goal of ogling nest innards. And then came the bird call heard ’round my nervous system. Upon hearing that lone, initiating call [Read More...]

Outreach “Web Exclusive” Interview

An interview with me about my book I’m OK–You’re Not: The Message We’re Sending Nonbelievers and Why We Should Stop has been posted (here) on the website of the magazine Outreach. Pretty sweet–especially given that Outreach‘s slogan is “Reach More People for Christ.” I mean, how open minded can you get? (Actually, support for this book from [Read More...]

When You Love Someone Who Doesn’t Love Christ

I’ve recently received a few emails from fellow Christians asking about how they should best handle people in their lives whom they love, but who don’t love Christ. A son whose father isn’t saved; a man whose wife wants no part of his newfound faith, a woman whose faith strains her relationship with her beloved [Read More...]

Woody Woodpecker Turns Manic Attack Bird, Pt. 6

So there I was, walking across The Meadow towards the huge, hopefully abandoned nest that was beckoning me forward like a huge nest beckoning forward a guy who’s so bored from staying out in the woods for 12 hours a day that he thinks watching fern fronds unfold is fun. Ah. The teen years. Mine [Read More...]


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