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Testing God

Testing God

Sometimes, the “heroes” of the Bible are more human than we give them credit for. My role in the Lawless anthology involved adapting the first half of Gideon’s story, while my brother adapted the second half. It was the first time the two of us carried through on a...

Writing heresy or living like Christ?

Writing heresy or living like Christ?

I remember seeing the call for writers to apply for Lawless in August. I’d missed my deadline to finish my book (well, my own deadline) by the end of July and I was feeling really listless. Why is this so hard? Do I even like this story anymore? And then, while...

That Bible story about the dismembered corpse

That Bible story about the dismembered corpse

I want to tell you a story about a failing marriage, a family betrayal, a brutal gang rape, and a dismembered corpse. Did I mention it’s a Bible story? The Book of Judges has always had a special place in my heart ever since I first read it as a kid. Heroes like...

Out of Ideas—But Not Faith

Out of Ideas—But Not Faith

I had a really hard time coming up with an idea for my Lawless story. Usually when I sit down to write, ideas flow freely and my only problem is deciding which ideas to choose from. But this time, I had no ideas whatsoever. Even after hours of thinking and trying to...

The Rebel of Christian Fiction

The Rebel of Christian Fiction

Applying for Lawless was a wild journey for me. The first time I saw the call for author applications, I was hooked. The cover was so cool! But what I loved more was Alli and Brad's vision. Lawless is a faith-based anthology that doesn’t shy away from the harsh...

Deep Dive

Deep Dive

Dad and I sat on the edge of the rocky cliff next to the water. With our feet hanging in the cold water, we began to put our gear on. My dad is obsessed with being in the water. My fondest memories as a kid were at the hotel pools. Dad became something else when he...

Let’s Trust Him

Let’s Trust Him

Sometimes I don’t put my full trust in Christ. I like to think I do, but my actions and feelings don’t always indicate it. Rather than dream big, I think small. Rather than take a risk, I sit back, silenced by fear, like all the times I’ve talked myself down from my...

That’s Really Weird (for Jesus)

That’s Really Weird (for Jesus)

When I was in college there was a girl named Alicia who used to make a scene everywhere she went. She was animated and expressive, with shiny black hair, piercing blue eyes, and a gap-toothed grin. Alicia liked to try to make people feel seen and appreciated. She was...

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