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In 2006 my brother died of ALS. When he died an atomic bomb of horror went off in my head that.. threatened every part of me, faith and all. I directed the force of grief and horror into this.. writing, for him.

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  • 3: The Age of Unmeaning
    on Feb 9, 2014
    _____________________________________________________________Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake th...
  • 17: Sin And Grace
    on Feb 25, 2012
    _____________________________________________________________You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we're in—first sin, then death, and no one exempt from either sin or death. That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and...
  • 18. Heaven
    on Feb 25, 2012
    _____________________________________________________________Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the ba...
  • 16: Good and Evil
    on Feb 25, 2012
    _____________________________________________________________So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, wagin...
  • Liberal Archie Bunker...
    on Jun 4, 2010
    This is an email exchange I had a few years back with a truly hate-filled liberal. It was like talking with a left-wing Archie Bunker (so I named him Archie). Granted, I was pretty much a wise-guy, but he was clearly baiting the distribution thread...
  • The Spider and the Fly
    on Nov 10, 2009
    Once there was a little fly who lived in the great Wood,who loved to zip around so high, far higher than he should.All his vermin kinsmen spent their time low to the groundeating dung and laying eggs in dead things fat and round.But fly was bored wit...
  • 00: Introduction
    on Jul 30, 2009
    This book was written to explore a complex set of questions: Why am I here? What is the purpose and meaning of my life? Why is there suffering? Is there a God? What do I matter to Him?Here are some answers...I am here to mature into something more th...
  • 16. Heaven
    on Jul 29, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the ba...
  • Murder in the Age of Unmeaning
    on Jul 29, 2009
    It starts with a gift.A wonder. A miracle. No matter where I move my eyes, it anticipates, reacts to greet my glance. It's alive. Chewing bits of vegetable sausage and whipped imitation egg-food, I smile at the tiny Hoverman teletube following my eye...
  • Migrant
    on Jul 29, 2009
    The room is dark, a shaft of white light falling over mounds of little blue books cluttering the dining room table. Except for his scratching pen, and occasional moans over the hiss of the baby monitor, the room is silent. His head pounds; nothing ma...
  • Makecity
    on Jul 29, 2009
    Road kill.That was the first thing I thought in my new life; in the anti-life of this after-birth. The first thing I saw, the thing that made me react by thinking, was my own body, cast off and slumping to rest in the cramped, brown and red toilet st...
  • California
    on Jul 29, 2009
    Rain fell from the thick clouds looming over the desert sky, splashing arbitrarily into the muddy yellow puddles here and there. Rivulets trickled past the entrance of the little cave at the foot of the massive butte, just yards from the highway. The...
  • 14: Trinity
    on Jul 28, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for h...
  • 13. Ultimate Other
    on Jul 28, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor...
  • 15: A Psalm to God
    on Jul 28, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________Praise the Lord, author of reality,................Praise God, lawgiver to matter................The life of all living things is holy................prime conceiver, the God of gifts,.....
  • 09: Self and Other
    on Jul 13, 2009
    __________________________________________________________Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother, Abel?”“I don't know,” he replied, “Am I my brother's keeper?”(Genesis 4:9, NIV)_________________________________________________...
  • 05: Vapor Trails
    on Jul 13, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his very self?................Luke 9:25 (NIV)_____________________________________________________________The long and...
  • 07: Sheer Christianity
    on Jul 13, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?""The most...
  • 03: The Curse of Babel
    on Jul 13, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.They said to each other, "Come, let's make bricks and bake th...
  • 02: So What
    on Jul 13, 2009
    _____________________________________________________________They led Jesus then from Caiaphas to the Roman governor's palace. It was early morning. They themselves didn't enter the palace because they didn't want to be disqualified from eating the P...
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