Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

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The Assault (Re-post)

Our recent trip to Fortaleza brought back memories of my first moments in Brazil. The post below shares one of...

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You Win, Daddy! (Re-post)

The following is a re-post of an article I wrote eleven years ago. I seriously doubt the outcome of such...

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Showdown at the Grand Hotel

Several years ago I wrote this short story, with the idea of shopping it around to publishers. I was unsuccessful...

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The Making of a Writer: or, My Own Personal Magic Kingdom

Every five years or so our furlough travels take us through the little hamlet of Limestone, PA. Whenever we visit,...

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Missing my Friend

This happened four years ago today. The wound is still surprisingly fresh.

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The Lasting Legacy of “Seu Tomé”

My first encounter with Tom Willson was in 1989, in a missionary prayer meeting in Juazeiro do Norte, CE, Brazil....

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Book Review: Here Come the Philistines!

  A while back some may have noticed an announcement about an upcoming message preached at the Ebenézer congregation entitled...

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Book Review: We Cannot Be Silent

There is no denying that the Western Civilization we currently inhabit is fundamentally different from the one inhabited by our...

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Book Review: A Star in the East by Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang

  In the face of increasing opposition, it is easy for Western Christians to become discouraged, and, like Elijah, feel...

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Boromir, Church Planter

In a moment of frustration, I did what all church-planters do…I made a meme. Church planting may not be the...

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