I Already Have Writer’s Block

That didn’t take long. I already have writer’s block.

Granted, I started planning for this a little late. Actually, I didn’t plan at all. I decided to do it on a whim despite the fact that I’ll be out of town for 4 days.

So what have I done for the last 40 minutes besides stare a monitor? Not much, really.

I combed through my old blog and podcast for some ideas, researched a few items on eBay, and thought about responding to email.

During that time I’ve thought up a few topics I might want to write on and found 3 book reviews that are still sitting unfinished in my “Drafts”.

Finishing those drafts will be difficult because I read the books 2 years ago. My memory doesn’t serve me very well these days. If I don’t write a review immediately I forget about what I’ve read.

Now that I’ve reached the minimum word count I set for myself for BEDiM, I need to find an image to go with this blog post. Hopefully that doesn’t take 40 more minutes because I want to eat breakfast.

Blog Every Day in May (BEDiM)

Last month I vlogged every day (VEDA). This month I’m going to blog every day in May.

This is probably a mistake since I have a very busy schedule but I need to build my writing skills. The goal is to get quicker and better at writing.

Here are my guidelines:

  1. I’m allowing myself to miss 1 day a week. Yeah, I know, that means I won’t really be blogging every day. This is more about developing a schedule and improving my writing more than actually blogging every day.
  2. 150-words minimum per post. I know the best-practice is to write more but I need to get words on the screen. Down the road, I may combine posts if they are related.
  3. Infographics, videos, and cool pics count. However, I’m only going to let 1 per week count if there isn’t any write-up associated with the media.

So that’s the plan. If you have any ideas on what I could write about, please leave a comment below!

The Redemption of Henry Myers Movie Review

The Redemption of Henry Myers is sure to please Christians who are fans of westerns and redemptive stories.

When I’d first heard about the release of The Redemption of Henry Myers in 2014 and watched the trailer I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to watch it on TV. I don’t have cable so I had to wait for it to be released on DVD or streaming. It was worth the wait.

Directed by Clayton Miller and written by Chris Vander Kaay, this western is sure to please even the most cynical critics of Christian film.

Note: This review was originally written in 2014 for and old blog. I have re-purposed it for this blog. Continue reading “The Redemption of Henry Myers Movie Review”

Is Genesis History? Movie Review

Is Genesis History? asks more than a simple question. It asks the viewer to consider competing paradigms: deep time vs. rapid change, evolution vs. Genesis. The movie is more likely to support a Christian’s existing belief in a literal six-day creation rather than convince someone that the Biblical account of creation is historical.

Throughout the film Del Tackett interviews scientists who explain why the Genesis account of creation is an historical event and not a poetic or mythical interpretation of cosmic origins. Continue reading “Is Genesis History? Movie Review”

Hank Hanegraaff Did Not “Leave the Faith”

Hank Hanegraaff’s recent conversion to Orthodoxy (specifically, Greek Orthodox) has been written about on many popular Christian blogs.

Much of what has been written by Evangelicals is frighteningly Pharisaical.

Ultimately, it’s just a distraction from the goal of all Christians: to glorify God and point people to Christ. Instead, people are pointing to doctrine, tradition, and misconceptions.