The Message Behind the Movie Has Been REBOOTED!

My first book (originally published with Moody Press) has been updated and rebooted for the 2020’s! Ignatius Press reached out to me and asked about redoing this book for my Catholic audience, and it gave me a chance to include some material previously cut by the original publisher as well as add new insights from…

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Brightburn: Ring of Geyges Redux?

The 2019 film Brightburn poses an interesting question: What would happen if an alien being crash landed in rural Iowa as a baby, was adopted by human parents, and eventually discovered he had superhuman powers? Now this premise should not sound original to nearly anyone in Western civilization for the last 80 years or so…

Privacy is SO 20th Century

What follows is not the ravings of a tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist. (No, really!) I write this as one who has worked in I.T. and had an online presence since the 90’s. These are publicly known and easily verified facts (hence all the links) for those unaware of how modern technology is affecting our privacy. Introduction…

What We Tell Our Kids About Santa

Introduction “What do you tell your kids about Santa Claus?” This question can strike fear into the hearts of many Christians. The issue is that while most of us love Christmas, and many of us will even admit to enjoying “the whole Santa thing,” we do not wish to lie to our kids. It may…

Should Christians Participate in Halloween?

Introduction Growing up, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. When I became a Christian, I was somewhat surprised when I found out that many Christians did not like Halloween. Blaming the holiday’s pagan origins, they seemed to think that it was necessarily evil. Well, trick-or-treating never influenced me toward evil – it was just fun! Anyway,…