How Many Times? (2 Peter 3:18, ESV) by Carley Evans


“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit” 2 Peter 3:18, ESV. In this single verse, the apostle Peter tells us everything we need to know about the good news of…

God & Guns


How did the Christian walk get tangled up with gun rights and gun ownership? I’ve wondered this before but recently this question has poked me. How does the ‘far right’ conservative Christian justify carrying and using a gun? (And I don’t mean a gun for hunting; I mean a gun for self-protection, a gun for…

You Have Heard It Said


Was it November, 2015 when Paris erupted in violence because a handful of human beings decided god was on their side and therefore against the people of that great city? Was it April, 2016 when Brussels became a place of death and destruction because the same handful of human beings decided god was on their…

A Conversation about Michael Jackson and the Gospel of Jesus Christ


I posted on my Facebook profile a video of Michael Jackson performing MAN IN THE MIRROR which I assume is the title of the song. The lyrics include, “I’m starting with the man in the mirror…” and “I’m going to make a change.” I made a comment about Mr. Jackson making white socks look “rockin’…

“Wondering” by Carley Evans


Wondering why some Christians are “open-minded” and others are not. Wondering how it is some Christians see Christ as kind and gentle, loving and forgiving while others see Him as mean and angry, hateful of sin and judgmental? How can people who claim to believe in the same God come out so differently after reading…

“Suffer the Little Children” by Carley Evans


Stephen King stirred me with his tweet about the odd behavior of some evangelical Christians — an almost schizophrenic behavior. Supposedly evangelicals believe God is love and know Jesus warned not to prevent children from coming to Him. Jesus said something akin to “better to put a giant grinding stone around your neck and fling…

Sales


Tonight at THE FINISHING TOUCH in downtown Summerville, South Carolina during the Third Thursday event, I sold — 1 copy of AFTER JEWEL 1 copy of METAL MAN WALKING 1 copy of ANNIE DREAMING No one purchased THE EIGHT FOOT BOY which is one of my favorites. All in all, a productive evening. __________________ And,…

Christians make…


Christians make … radical sacrifices because the overwhelming message of the gospel is that we must die to ourselves and live for Christ. And the way that He wants us to serve Him is to give sacrificially to our brothers and sisters in Christ, the down trodden, the unlovely, our enemies, and the poor. To…

“If you wrote s…


“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” ― Stephen King (Guess Stephen King considers me talented, then. Oh my goodness!)

Third Thursday and selling on consignment


Tonight I sold 2 copies of ANNIE DREAMING and 1 copy of AFTER JEWEL during something called Third Thursday in my small city in the Low Country. I will not make very much money from these sales, but I will – I hope – get read and perhaps shared. Additionally I am now established as…