Aaron Wyncott

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Just Write: It's Time to Start a Journal

When was the last time you set pen to paper? Words flowing from heart, to head, to hand; the curling script of your signature scrawl looping across …

What I Learned From Writers in Their Final Days

At a party, when someone worms out of me that I have spent the past seven years working on a book about writer’s deaths, they inevitably say: “God. …


The Ragamuffin Legacy

For many Christians, Brennan Manning and grace are synonymous. Therein lies the scandal, and the triumph.<p>Let’s start with the scandal. Richard …


Traveling Is the Hardest Therapy I've Ever Had

<i>Some of them are jealous. Others tell me I'm lucky. Optimists say that my life is a dream. Realists say that I should have different ambitions. I am told that I am brave, that I shouldn't travel while I have debts. They say a big bunch of blah, blah. I would love to tell you that my life is a</i> …


Music for ‘True Detective’: T Bone Burnett Digs Deep for Eerie HBO Drama

It’s been awhile since the ending of a season of a limited TV series has been mourned as widely and intensely as HBO’s True Detective, which capped …

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29 Photos That Prove "Breaking Bad" Had The Greatest Cinematography

I am the one who frames.


The 7 Most Moving Podcast Episodes Ever Created

Ironically, the new golden age of radio isn’t just playing out over the airwaves. Podcasting, with its ability to let users listen to longform pieces …

Marc Maron

Atheist Kentucky Clerk Cites ‘Deeply Held Irreligious Beliefs,' Refuses To Marry Christians (SATIRE)

8/17/15 8:15am<p>SHARP'S PEAK, KENTUCKY - When Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis defied the most recent federal order to perform her job duties as …

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Is Theology Your Idolatry?

We have often loved what we’ve learned about God more than God himself.<p>The Bible warns us about the dangers that come with our knowledge of God, …


Why We Must Write. {Poem Included}

When applying for a poetry residency in a Scottish castle recently (yes please!), I read an interesting review from a novelist who had previously …

Creative Writing

Why Having a Heart of Gold is Not What Christianity is About

Many atheists and agnostics today insistently argue that it is altogether possible for non-believers in God to be morally upright. They resent the …


“Endless life is not worth living”: The comfort of living with a conclusion in mind

In my youth, death was part of my literary imagination — time had been granted to me without term of expiration<p>Sometime in the nineties, when I was visiting Berlin, the writer Stan Persky took me to see Lucas Cranach the Elder’s painting of the Fountain of Youth at the Gemäldegalerie. It is a …


11 Eulogies for Writers Written by Writers

The best most of us can hope for when we die is that someone we knew in life might still be around to give us a passable eulogy. Not so for the …