This week I read an early copy of the new authorized biography of Pastor Eugene Peterson by Winn Collier. I finished yesterday and need to tell you, specifically if you’re a pastor or have a pastor’s heart, you need to read this. Admittedly, I knew little about Peterson before I read the book other than how most people know him – He authored “The Message” translation of the Bible.
For years, I wanted a big church with lots of people and lots of fans. In order to do that though, I must build in qualities that shouldn’t actually be a part of the bride of Christ – No accountability, merit, and competition. I was stuck in a toxic culture because I needed money for my family of six, and I was afraid to call anyone out. I didn’t have the courage to do the right hinge at the time.
Here is chapter 4 of my online novel, “The Babel Pandemic”. Please enjoy!
On my 13th birthday, my family gathered around for a celebration of thankfulness to the gods for allowing me to live. Early that morning, I woke and smelled the cooked meats. My mother told me 5 deer, 2 calves, and 30 fish roasted over an open fire for our family feast. Roasted grains, eggs, fresh vegetables, honey, and pomegranates rounded out the meal. As the time approached for our family to gather, I remember seeing a sliver of sun peaking through the clouds and descending on small part of Uruk I stood upon. Perhaps this is a sign from the gods of things to come, I thought to myself that midday. Perhaps things are changing for me.
Chapter 2 of my novel, “The Babel Pandemic”.
I will be writing this book chapter by chapter. Each chapter will be released by Tuesday morning. There will also be an audio podcast of each chapter as well. Chapter 1 The old lady cleaned up the meal they ate minutes ago. Her husband sat outside of their home relaxing and humming some song he…
My first novel, “Flat Earth” is now officially released and ready to buy digitally! You can buy it on Kindle or Apple Books or Kobo or Smashwords. If you’re looking for a good book to read, consider trying this one for a late night read or your virtual book club! I hope you like it!
Part 1 Now and Then As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. Proverbs 26:11 I love to tell stories. I love to tell stories about my life and the lives of interesting people who are interesting and do interesting things. I tell stories that make…
My new novel, Flat Earth, will be released 3 weeks early on April 3rd!
The apostles, however, staunchly claimed Jesus as Lord and maintained this as the bedrock of their faith. Throughout the last 2000 years, followers of Jesus repeat this mantra and it stands as the unifying cry of the body of Christ as a whole. No matter the denomination or the people group or the style of Christianity, a church or group cannot call themselves Christian if they don’t profess that Jesus is their Lord.