The Holy Fool in Winter is another essay in my collection about leaving Evangelical Christianity. It is up now at bioStories. Click in and check it out when you have a little down time.
“Here is the irony: in allying themselves with big business, the Christian Libertarian preachers, James W. Fifield and his ilk, helped erect a Maginot Line against what they saw as Godless socialism, which would lead to Godless communism; at the same time, they cheered and waved flags as the blitzkrieg of Godless capitalism swept around their defenses.”
This essay is part of a collection I am working on about struggling free of the cult once called Fundamentalism, now commonly known as Conservative Evangelical Christianity. If you have a few minutes, read my essay In Mammon We Trust, out now in Eclectica.
A Cold and Broken Hallelujah is up at Ghost Town literary magazine. This story is an excerpt from a novel that is just beginning to find its shape. Check it out when you have time.
My short story “A Lone Gunman” is live in Crack the Spine literary journal. It starts on page 23, but there is a lot of good content in this issue. Give it a read when you have some down time.
I was reared in the belly of the Religious Right beast, and trained at Liberty University to fight in the Culture Wars. When you get a chance, spend a few minutes with The Army of the Lord, a memoir-ish piece about it. “Army of the Lord” is an excerpt of a collection in progress–more excerpts are forthcoming in the following months. This one is up at Entropy magazine.
What’s in the Water, a new short story up at the The Stockholm Review of Literature. Have a read when you get a few extra minutes.