Haunted by the demons of his past, Christopher Ward, a new monk at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, receives a mysterious invitation from the Vatican to visit an unheard of monastery deep in the Canadian Rockies, only to discover there is a closely guarded secret hidden within its walls. What will Christopher do when faced with his true destiny? What would you do if that destiny meant you must protect the entire world from what lies below?
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Dawn McKensie just wanted to live a new life with the man of her dreams along the banks of the Skagit River. But, after stumbling into a mysterious meadow while on an innocent morning hike in nearby woods, Dawn begins seeing young girls – bloody, disfigured, terrified – all calling out to her, all trying to warn her to….
R U N !
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Anton tried desperately to keep his composure, despite what he was experiencing. The horrid, putrid stench of burning flesh. The indescribable sea of bodies strewn across an apocalyptic, barren landscape; the blood-curdling screams from those who were unlucky enough to survive. Was it possible the feeling would pass? Just go away? No. He and the others were being drawn to do the only thing they could do. Pray.
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Dawn McKensie never wanted to step foot in Skagit River again. She had a new life, a beautiful son to protect, and so much more happiness than she could have ever dreamed possible. But, all that will change when her phone rings.
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Katie Cadora had a rather uneventful life living with her mother in the suburbs of Chicago. But now everything is about to change, and Katie must come face to face with an unspeakable evil threatening her very existence. Will she make it out alive? What would you do if you realized everything in your life was a lie and someone out there wanted you dead or even worse?
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Things have only gotten stranger for our shipwrecked group living under the aurora. Jumping from the pan into the fire, Scott and the others successfully find themselves held captive by a clandestine military group in the middle of nowhere, and must clamber to stay alive. Will they uncover their new captor’s sinister plans? And, what is Derrick’s connection to the other side?
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Welcome back to life under the lights of the Aurora, where our rag-tag group has settled into their new home, Karii has made peace with her past from book 1, and Scott’s family is now alive and well. But, a fundamental shift begins, and our motley band is no longer safe. Will they find a way out alive? What would you do if everything you’ve come to depend on begins to suddenly change?
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Excited about her first trip up the Dalton Highway in a big rig, Karii Tedson is literally heading for the top of the world. But, before long, she will discover that she’s caught up in a mysterious situation that threatens her very life. Will she escape the thing out to get her? Will she figure out what the strangers are up to? What would you do if suddenly you found yourself lost in a foreign place, with little hope of finding your way home?
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It has been a while now since I’ve found a movie that was decent enough to watch let alone review on this site. I don’t know what it is with hollyweird these days. They just seem to have no ability to produce quality movies anymore.
But, this was one that I actually was able to watch without their insane ideology being shoved down my throat or their terrible politics being jammed front and center in the story line. So, it was a pleasant surprise. I guess they decided to dial all that back after the last Ghostbuster movie flopped.
Remember, you can view all my reviews at my website as well as all my coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program.
On to the review…
This morning I found myself at the front entrance of my office building, watching a cat sitting on the other side of the glass. He was a perplexing fellow, quite clean and with plenty of fat on his ribs. I don’t think he was a stray. Yet, he seemed so intent to stare through the glass at me, moving about slightly, as if he were anxious to be “let in.”
After a few minutes of watching him I left the lobby and headed back toward my office, a full day of work ahead of me (not that there is much work to be done mind you). Yet, I couldn’t help but wonder after this cat’s life. Was he just loitering, soon to dispatch himself back to his own home somewhere in the neighborhood where he will eat his fill of some canned food delicacy, curl up by a warm fire, and fall fast asleep? Was he dumped at our doorstep because his abandoning owners could no longer provide for him, given the state of social and economic decay?
In relation to mine, was this cat’s life better or worse on the grand scale? Has his life (like my own) been preordained? Was he created for a specific purpose? How could I possibly know this was true of me?
By the time I got back to my office and closed and locked myself away from the world, sat down at my desk, I was thinking about Ephesians 2:10 and what it truly means to have no free will at all.
Is that what this passage even means?
Continuing on in the exploration of my novels I wanted in this episode to talk about my book Our Daughter which is the first book in the Witch Gnostic Heresy series.
This story begins with the tragic turn of events for a young woman, events that drastically change the course of her life. It is a trilogy in which I hope to explore pain and the loss of loved ones, secret betrayal and the feeling of utter hopelessness in a fallen and grotesque world.
The main character, Katie, sparked an interest for me in gnosticism and witchcraft, not that I condone the practice of either, but I am an explorer of knowledge if nothing else and too often question things (especially the status quo). My questions sometime get me into trouble with the orthodox of the faith.
So, let’s just jump in and find out everything there is not know (without spoilers) of this strange story of witches and something like ghosts, and things even less like angels and the beginning of what I hope will eventually become a great and suspenseful story….
In this episode I wanted to talk about the question that is often hotly debated online and in educational circles: should a student consider getting their degree from a non-accredited seminary?
In answering this question, I want to focus on several non-accredited seminaries I considered when exploring my options for both my Master’s and my doctorate programs. These would be CES, MIUD, SBTS, and I’m also going to throw in Liberty University as a comparison, even though it is regionally accredited.
Of course, as is always the case, the choice you ultimately make on what seminary you go to (if any at all) will be based on several different variables that are often highly subjective. You may even be part of a denomination that requires degrees from only specific institutions making your options narrowed or non-existent to begin with.
But, in the current educational climate we find ourselves today, I want to take the time to explore some of the options that are out there, why you may or may not choose them, or when it would be a better decision to go a different route altogether.
So, let’s dive in and decide which seminary might be the right choice for you….
In this post I want to discuss my current vocational testing at the Eden Property, and provide a summary of what I was able to accomplish this last summer, what failures I suffered, and how I am planning to reorganize and try again.
I’ve read that monasticism in general and especially eremitic monasticism is really an arduous journey of successive failures with only brief punctuations of progress and success spread out along the way. I have to say, it really often does feel this way.
But, let’s jump in and work through these issues, and see where I came out after another season at Eden….
Lately I’ve been considering the future of the Eden Property and I’ve come to the conclusion that really what I’m striving for is developing a hermitage where I can work out my vocation as a solitary hermit, who lives under private vows (maybe even unprofessed or instinctive), not necessarily attached or affiliated with any order or denomination, but one who is submitted only to God’s call in prayer and solitude and meditation and living closely with nature and in the exercise of sanctification in anticipation of being revealed as a son of God.
It would be a place where I could do my studies for my Unschooled Master of Theology program, where I could live simply and purposefully and minimalistically and finish out my days in ecstasy and, be it his will, in good standing before my King.
Tonight when I got home I sketched out what I’m looking for in a hermitage. Let me show you the sketch and provide a little commentary on what I’m looking at….
In this post I want to talk about an exciting new chapter in my life, in what I think I’m being called to do as a ministry now that I’ve finished my schooling.
Since I started volunteering and completing post-graduate courses at a Christian Institute, and because of their ministry focused curriculum, I’ve been increasingly feeling as if my calling and election may be as an Independent Researcher.
So, let’s jump in and see why I feel moved in this direction, how I might be perfectly made for it, and if Independent Research could actually even be a ministry within and for the church in the first place….
Recently I discovered a new tv series (well, not new it’s starting its 3rd season next year) called Evil and stars Katja Herbers (remember her in The Americans?) and Mike Colter (who was Luke Cage). It is about a team of assembled to investigate paranormal happenings by the Catholic Church.
Needless to say, it is a perfect fit for my own independent research. So, let’s jump in and find out if this show lives up to its name.
Remember, you can view all my reviews at my website as well as all my coursework for my Unschooled Master of Theology Program.
On to the review…
Awhile back I started a podcast or revamped my old fiction podcast with the intention of using it as a marketing project for my books and also as a platform to promote my future research results.
But, as I come to the end of the 10th episode, and having finished 20 more episode scripts and was sitting down today to start recording the 11th episode, I had to be completely honest with myself.
I really hate podcasting.
So, let’s dig in and find out why I’m deciding not to produce any more podcast episodes in the future…
Audio File Download: Episode 010
In this episode I want to talk about memorizing Scripture. It’s a habit I undertook back in the early 2000’s while working at a car wash. When things were slow, especially in the evenings, I would pull out my Bible and work on verses, reading them again and again and then quizzing myself until I had them committed to memory.
It was a difficult but also very rewarding undertaking. But, because of a comment by Billy Graham I abandoned the practice until recently taking it up again.
So, let’s jump in and see why I want to memorize Scripture, how I go about it, and why I stopped for so long…..
This week I finished a show from the mid 90’s (back when tv was actually good). It’s called Party of Five (the original not the waste of money and air time that was the new remake – thankfully that’s already been canceled).
I’ve actually been wanting to watch this for awhile now, but could not really get invested until a few weeks ago when I finished Superstore and was craving something I could just jump into. This show did the trick, though it was certainly anything but perfect.
I usually binge watch tv shows in between my research time as I work through my Unschooled Master of Theology Program. This one was a perfect fit with plenty of episodes to keep me sated while I did reading and took courses.
So, let’s get into it and discuss all things Party of Five related…
Audio File Download: Episode 009
In this episode I want to discuss the topic of attending seminary, or, more specifically, why not to attend a formal seminary and why and how to self-study a seminary education instead.
Many of the reasons I will cover have been relevant to the topic for years, but a few have only become an issue in the last year or two, so this is an important question to ask and really dig into, especially for those who are just graduating high school or who are in undergrad and are thinking they might want to go on to seminary at some point.
So, let’s just jump in and see what we’re talking about.….