Following the release of the popular “God and the Gay Christian” by Matthew Vines, and the innumerable responses by conservative pundits and theologians — including the cleverly titled ebook “God and the Gay Christian?” (Note the question mark. It’s very important.) — the church is discussing the morality of same-sex behavior as it never has … Continue reading Three reasons it doesn’t matter what we think about homosexuality
Eleanor Jane Francke, daughter of my wife and me, was born April 23, 2014. That same day, the following column was published in the Woodburn Independent (the paper I work for), though I had written it the week before. By the time you read this, I could be a dad. Truth be told, in many … Continue reading A few early thoughts on dadification and whatnot
It's been a while since the last update about my first novel, REORIENTED, and I know some of you have been curious about the status of the project. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your patience through this process, and I'm pleased to announce that I do now have a few … Continue reading Hey, check out the cover of my first novel!
The Christmas Prince By Tyler and Joyelle Francke Once upon a time, in the Land of Christmas, a prince was born. But this was no ordinary prince, oh no. For this prince was the most handsome, the most cheery, the most charming — indeed — the most princeliest of princes that ever there had been, … Continue reading The Christmas Prince
Hey everyone. After months of writing, editing, banging my head into my desk, rewriting, editing, banging my head into the wall (after the desk broke), more editing, rinsing and repeating, etc., I'm thrilled to FINALLY announce the imminent publication of my first novel, REORIENTED. I just signed the contract with TouchPoint Press, an up-and-coming traditional … Continue reading My first novel: A discussion on faith, scripture and sexual identity
Not working is hard work. There are job databases to explore, listings to peruse, cover letters to write, resumes to tweak and email, follow-up voice mail messages to leave, online profiles to create and so many other ways to spend countless hours sitting before a glowing computer screen outside my bedroom. Then, you swallow the … Continue reading On being unemployed, part 1