Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Why Conquering Your Fears Won’t Make You Fearless

Reading Time: 6 minutes  At one time I described myself as fearless. In the way pop culture defines it. I love adventure. I’m a risk-taker. I don’t worry obsessively. I sleep well, mostly. But then I have these memories.  I was five. I heard a thunk upstairs. I...
Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Are You Afraid and Lonely? Pray!

Reading Time: 5 minutesMost mornings I grind and steep coffee and then stumble into my home office to write, mug in hand. I light a candle. Say a prayer. Light of the World: Fill my words with your Spirit. In the same way light radiates into the surrounding wax from...

Size Matters

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Size matters. Especially to 12-year-old boys. That’s the year, 1969, I began to believe bigger was better. Every Friday night my best-friend Bruce and I would walk to a mall in our neighborhood to hang out. We always hoped...

Harry Potter and the Church Part I

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Like J. K. Rowling’s wonderfully weird invention of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Jelly Beans, her Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and God’s equally wonderful and weird church are both humanity flavored hope....

What if "The Hunger Games" Were True? A Book Review

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott What if? “What if” is frequently the central question submerged in good fiction. C.S. Lewis asked, what if a Christ figure came into a completely different world from the one we know? In answer to his question, Lewis invented...

W.W.H.P.D?: What Would Harry Potter Do?

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Eugene C. Scott Of all the battles Harry Potter faces, one is paramount. Not his conflict with Draco Malfoy, Professor Snape, the Dementors, the sweetly evil Dolores Umbridge, not even with Him-Who Must-Not-be-Named, Lord Voldemort. Rather...