My name’s Kent.
I live in one of the most picturesque areas of the U.S. here in the natural beauty of North Idaho*. I’m a father of two great kids. How they turned out so great I’ll never know, it’s gotta be my wife. I happen to be married to a remarkable woman: beautiful, vibrant and an amazing voice of reason and honesty (sometimes brutally so!)
I’m a writer both by hobby and trade. Here’s proof:
The Drifter Series (Suspense)
The Path of Judgment
The Plague of Grace
The Price of Indifference
The Privilege of Sin
The Promise of Faith (coming soon)
The Age of Awakening Series (Fantasy)
In the Image of Gods
(with Dave Campbell, World Missions Pastor for Real Life Ministries)
As If Through Fire
Oh, and I’m also a Christian. A Christ-ian. Seems simple enough, right?
Of, relating to, or professing Christianity or its teachings.
A person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.
Yeah, that sounds about right. And yet how do I put such a complex labyrinth of sixty-six books of Scripture and fifty-plus years of life under one banner like that—a banner as individual as the God/Man from whom I take my name? I believe that God is love, and I believe that Christ is the model of what that love could look like. I also believe the Bible should be read through that lens, and anything that doesn’t jibe with that view needs to be reexamined (or, set aside). I also think that believers could do with a lot less “The Bible clearly says…” and a lot more “I could be wrong…”
What’s contained in a lot of my books as well as this blog are a few of the highlights, and road signs, and turning points of my story so far—the good and the bad, the triumphs and the pitfalls. In other words,a kind of unadorned, dog-eared, crumpled-up map of my faith walk up ’til now.
Let’s face it, none of us have our s**t together. I’ve raised my share of hell in the past. I still have issues with temper, with judgment, with condescension. I still wrestle with the aftereffects of addiction. I’m not generally a people person; I am much more of an introvert. I happen to like my alone time. But that doesn’t equate to being a loner or to being lonely. I enjoy good friendships, good conversation, good food, and good beer.
This is not some “I’m not perfect, I’m just forgiven” bumper sticker ideology that I’m spewing (and which I can’t stand anyway). But being a Christ follower has simply become a part of who I am.
Taken on their own, none of these personality traits, these little quirks and characteristics, define me. Yet taken as a whole, these (and so many more) are the sum total of all that makes me, me. Including my belief in, and relationship with, Jesus Christ.
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