O Me of Little Faith
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You may recall that I finished my last manuscript of 2008 right before Christmas. It’s called O Me of Little Faith and is a book for Zondervan about my personal struggles with faith and doubt. I haven’t yet turned it […]

I don’t know if you’ve seen this Coldplay video or not, but it’s become one of my favorites. Any time you combine British pop, a hammered dulcimer musical intro, puppets, enthralled children, pyrotechnics and tiny drumsticks…well, I can’t look away. […]

I’m a pretty easy going guy, but one thing that almost always annoys me to the point of mutually assured destruction is a rude Christian. That phrase should be an oxymoron. But sadly, I know a lot of believers who […]

I’m not much of a people person, which is why I’ve chosen to pursue a career in writing instead of, say, a career in clowning or massage therapy or cosmetology. I’ll “speak” to anyone via email or Twitter or IM, […]

Yesterday I was reading comments to my resolutions post and looking over the resolutions themselves, and was kinda surprised (which is weird, me being the author and everything) how many of them were fitness-related. I’ve always been pretty active, but […]

This is an old video in YouTube years — and you’ve probably seen it — but it’s worth re-watching, just as a reminder about why you will never look as pretty as the models on billboards and magazine covers. Not […]

Just when you thought international relations couldn’t get any trickier…it turns out not even the humble chick pea is safe from escalating tensions. Lebanon announced a couple of weeks ago that it’s filing an international lawsuit against the nation of […]

Some of you may be aware of Buy Shoes, Save Lives, an organization I profiled about a year ago for Relevant Magazine. BSSL is now called the Preemptive Love Coalition. If you are unfamiliar with their work, they operate out […]

September 23 is the feast day for Padre Pio, one of the best-known saints of the 20th century. It’s one thing to hear fantastic stories about saints of old who slew dragons (St. George) and got kidnapped by pirates (St. […]

I competed in another triathlon this weekend. It was not nearly as enjoyable as my first one. Primarily because it involved the following: 1. Dead fish. 2. Kicks to the face. 3. Vomiting while swimming. 4. Vomiting while biking. This […]