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An Unexpected Journal: Science Fiction
Chapter contributions: “The Ethics of The Matrix” and “Gremlins and the Second Way.”
Just like the Israelites, we will encounter some giants. Circumstances that seem to make God a liar. The corruption will seem too great, the addiction too strong, or the diagnosis too dire. When the giant you are facing seems too big for God to handle, remember this . . . Jesus was dead. He had been in the grave for three days. When it seemed like it was all over, God proved His power and won the ultimate victory.
– C.M. Alvarez, #NoFear: a 7-Day Devotional
September 10th, 2022
Equipped for Recovery Workshop
Join author and apologist, Charlotte Thomason, on the path to leaving baggage and hangups behind at the inaugural Equipped for Recovery workshop Saturday, September 10th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT. This hybrid event will be held onsite in Austin, TX, as well as online. I will be the host for the virtual portion of the event. Tickets on sale now.
September 24th, 2022
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