The Man Who Saved Narnia (And a Giveaway at Sally Clarkson’s)
Making Art For and With People You Love
I’m often tempted to be envious of friends who make music in community. The harmony on display is so attractive. I have friends in Nashville who have the kind of creative community people like me dream about. Also, singer/songwriters perform regularly and get instant feedback. They might hear clapping and see smiles the day after […]
There and Back Again
The Green Ember and an Apologetic Posture
People have been saying nice things to me. Also, they’ve been giving me money. Both of those things are–and I know this sounds insane–kind of hard to take. Because I’m proud. And scared. I was really reluctant to do the pre-sale for my debut novel on kickstarter. But we decided to do it and, after […]
The Light on the Hills
I’ve been reading some old stories in preparation for sharing some on Fridays over at Story Warren and I came across this little gem from Mrs. W. K. Clifford. It’s from her collection, Very Short Stories, written around the turn of the last century. While it’s probably too didactic for children to enjoy and has […]
“My, My Heart Like a…Kickstart!” Images and Words from a Memorable Weekend
The Green Ember Is Available for Pre-order
My Novel, The Green Ember, is Headed Your Way
My novel journey is over. Or, I guess, it’s finally beginning. It’s been a long wait, a wait that involved mountains of work. But tomorrow The Green Ember will be available for pre-sale. I’m excited about what we’ve done. And saying “we” was not one of the miny, meny typos I like to include in my […]
Why Would You Read Anything Other Than the Bible?
Great answer from Gregory Wolfe at Sojourn: Bobby Gilles: How would you respond to Christians who say, “Why would I read or watch anything that isn’t true?” or “Why read anything but the Bible?” Gregory Wolfe: You want me to answer these questions in how many words? If the Bible is a closed feedback loop […]
Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?
This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]