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Untitled #5

(written in early 2014)

…I am talking, of course, about Flannery O’Connor and Wendell Berry and G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. They were all great–hell, they are all great–but they are not contemporary. 1,053 more words


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“Hey, friend,” I say on the phone, sitting

at home, alone and tired, but calling

the seventh person in a row

where they’re going to be tonight… 83 more words


Untitled #3

This is the first verse of Kesha’s Song of Solomon:

Wake up in the morning feeling like a lily

(What up daughter?)

Got my Rose of Sharon with me, I’m gonna be a city… 42 more words


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Creation makes us laugh. It’s like a child that tries to steal away from you, sliding out of his high chair behind your back, but you turn around and catch him. 10 more words


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When I am sitting, hiding from the noise, behind bookshelves in libraries, sometimes people walk past and the books shake in a wave with them. And I hate these people intensely for one second.


April 4th, 2015

I believe in the risen Savior, that before he rose, he lay in the grave for three days. He was the firstfruits of the grace I receive daily despite exuberant blessing and the apparent curses that accumulate onto my falling life as it falls like a boat sinking caked with curses like barnacles into a final baptism I too will rise from. 851 more words


New-Old Thoughts, Gould's NOMA, Methodological Naturalism, Other Scary Terms, Chesterton Cliches, Why Christians Suck at Being Scientists and Writers (Why Atheists Suck Even More), and the Feelies

Back in 2010, when I was thirteen, I wrote my first substantial essay called “Faith and the Bible.” I have since kept it in a folder called “Old Thoughts.” The thoughts in that essay, though, are still very much current and alive for me. 1,840 more words