1 Corinthians 1:25-29 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.” 1 Corinthians 1:26a NIV During a trip to Asia, a friend and I volunteered at a foster home. One particular day, the caregivers asked us to take some of the kids with disabilities to a … Continue reading Simple Things
Today I got to attend and contribute to Taylor University's 4th Annual Spring Professional Writing Retreat, hosted at Upland Community Church. I'm in the process of converting my workshop script into several blogs, feel free to check out my workshop powerpoint in the meantime. Here are some photos of the event:
Celebrating National Haiku Poetry Day, here's a poem I wrote some time ago on morning prayer and meditation: Essence of Reflection I read the Scripture Ask myself, “What does it mean?” Ask again, again.
C.S. Lewis has hugely influenced Christian thought. Christianity Today voted Mere Christianity the best Christian book of the 20th Century , and The New York Times described Lewis as one of Christian history's most influential members in terms of how many people his work has lead to faith. At the same time, there are always … Continue reading 3 Lessons We Can Learn From CS Lewis Today
What should aspiring writers read? Everything. In this new article released by Dreaming Big Publications, I discuss why it's so important for writers to read widely, including insights from Neil Gaiman, William Zinsser, and other renowned writers.
Some photos from my presentation today at Taylor University's Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Much thanks to Bethany Wilson for taking them as I talked.
Transcript from my recent presentation at The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends. Presentation given on March 31, 2017, at Taylor University. 1. Introduction Today I'm going to discuss two well-known fantasy authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and T.H. White. a, First, we need some information on who T.H. White was. White was an English … Continue reading The Once and Forgotten Fantasy: On T. H. White’s The Once and Future King.
This is the script for a short comedy sketch I wrote back in June 2014 for a talent show at Taylor University. If interested, here's a video of its performance, with some improv along the way. “YouTube Anonymous” by G. Connor Salter 1 INT. SELF-HELP CLASS 4 people, sitting in chairs in a circle. They look … Continue reading YouTube Anonymous
To: Utter Discontent, Regional Manager for Church Manipulation Services (N. America) From: Discord N. Malice, VP for 8th Circle of Hell (Global Initiative branch) Subject: New Developments, Artist Project Date: [this line damaged in transit] My associates and I are very pleased with your progress on the Art Project. I spoke with the CEO yesterday, … Continue reading Memo From One Demon To Another
What is art? “Art” can mean many things -- in this context, art refers to any time people make things and use aesthetics, the study of beauty and ugliness. In other words, if people make beautiful things (buildings, stories, even clothing) and make them well, they’re performing an artistic process. The Guggenheim debate is a … Continue reading Doesn’t God Value Art And Beauty?