Why Isn’t Heaven Preached? NDEs & Fear

Science, not religion, has resurrected the afterlife. Advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation mean that many patients who have died are now revived, and some have intense stories to share about what happened to them while technically “dead.”

In the past century, however, churches began steering away from the more traditional preaching of heaven perhaps due to […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|blog|2 Comments

Thoughts became persons—what the what?

I am fascinated by Near-Death Experiences, or NDEs. I’ve read dozens of varying accounts, but this one really grabbed my attention—a notorious atheist, Alfred Ayer,  in 1988, shortly before his death, had his heart stop for four minutes when he apparently choked on a slice of smoked salmon. Ayer was a British philosopher known […]

By |November 21st, 2014|blog|1 Comment

Has Story Chicago Lost its Soul?

Story 2014 (@storychicago) left me, a Christian creative, feeling perhaps this Story has lost its soul. The place that Story was to me no longer seems to exist.

In 2011, I attended Story and was inspired by other successful Christian artists, along with a few secular artists. This time, I doubt any speaker was Christian […]

By |October 4th, 2014|blog|4 Comments