Author: Sparky

How do we heal now? (I only know the first two steps.)

Now that Chauvin and the other officers involved in Floyd’s murder have been arrested, I see many people trying to figure out “What do we do now – if anything?” Demanding an individual guilty of a heinous act is one thing, but changing systems? Many, understandably ask if the...
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American Christians Must Change How We Share Our Faith

The Problem Christians in America, we are ruining our witness in our pride. In my adult life, I have met very, very few people hostile to the Christian faith – even among the non-believers who say they do hate the Christian faith. Instead, what I have run into repeatedly...
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How to See Others as Christ Sees Them in Polarizing Times

As America becomes more polarized, the Church finds itself torn between two ideals that it seems are getting harder to hold on to simultaneously: unconditionally loving people like Christ and standing for God’s Truth. However, I hesitate to say we are becoming less of a “Christian nation” – namely...
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I Am Not a White, Heterosexual American

A Response to the Hate-Filled Domestic Terrorism Plaguing Our Nation, and a Call for All Followers of Christ to Respond The Root of the Problem – For All I am human. I happen to be light-skinned, just like I happen to be hazel-eyed and have brown hair. I am...
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Why Your Writing Should NOT Be “Character Driven”

Ask any writer, what makes them stand apart from other writers, and you will almost certainly hear “my stories are character driven.” It was something I also used to say (you may even find old pieces where I say it floating around on this site). But let’s think about...
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Audiobook for Truth Unearthed Now in Production

I am very happy to announce that the that production has started for the Truth Unearthed audiobook. Currently, we are scheduled to be finished by July 7. If any delays arise, I will be sure to post them in the comments below. As a celebration for this upcoming milestone,...
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Remember the Grace Shown Unto You

Keys unlock things. That is the only reason they exist. They are not pretty to look at. They have no secondary purpose. But the keys you see above no longer open any door. Yet I keep them still on my key ring every day, and I treasure them more...
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The Fall of the Phoenix Review

My Method “Star Rating” – I don’t do that on this site. It’s not fair to readers or writers. I could give both Homer’s The Odyssey and Adam’s The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 5 stars – but that doesn’t mean they are equal, and it’s very possible to...
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Ten Years Later… I’m Coming Into Port

The first stranger is set to read my book…in the words of a famous meme from YouTube: Finis this real life? I have one more before my editor reads my book. One more week until a complete stranger reads my first novel. Could this really be happening? “Well yeah...
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