(Catch up with the series by clicking here to read the Introduction and Prologue and if you're interested in keeping up with series, hit the follow button on the right hand side of the page and you will receive an email notification when each new chapter is published.) by John Ellis On August 2, 1975, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 1
by John Ellis (Many of my friends and family members ask me when I'm going to republish my memoir. It's for them I've decided to begin posting the chapters on this blog. For those who read the original version, I have rewritten, edited, rewritten again, edited some more, and rewritten one last time. Much of … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Introduction and Prologue
by John Ellis As a general rule, my wife and I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. By no means are we opposed to the holiday. But as newlyweds, attempting to live on my theatre artist’s “salary,” we decided that instead of being locked into certain days – Valentine’s Day, our anniversary, birthdays, etc. – we … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Played a Role in My Salvation
by John Ellis Many Christians appear to hold the mistaken belief that atheism is a cheap cop-out. Atheists are often viewed as cowards who don’t really believe what they say they believe; it’s merely a position that’s adopted for the sake of being allowed to live a life freed from any moral authority, it’s assumed. … Continue reading How to Convince an Atheist that God Exists
by John Ellis The final day of school before Christmas break was a big day for my family. It was the day we got our Christmas tree. After cleaning her classroom and packing up all the assorted gifts she had received from her students, my mom, with help from me and my siblings, would take … Continue reading How Many Christmas Presents Should Christian Parents Buy Their Children?
by John Ellis Waylon Jennings’ wisdom was misplaced. Being a cowboy is a noble profession. Not to mention, a profession packed with the potential for adventure, good old-fashioned sweat, and the riding of horses as an integral part of the job description. And it’s mostly outside, sitting around campfires while eating fresh steak and beans … Continue reading Confessions of a Writer