Church(ish)- New Book Now Available!   The story is too familiar. You visit a church and everyone is nice, but no one seems to truly care. The people wear masks of righteousness only to, after you have committed yourself, remove those masks to reveal the face of a horrid witch-like creature. Or, perhaps, a different mask is worn: a... Continue Reading →


The Serpent’s Gospel

Do you remember that story? The one in the front of the Bible about Adam and Eve? You know, the couple who disobeyed God, ate from a tree, and had to be removed from paradise? Yeah, this is where our story begins. The story of Adam and Eve is not a story primarily about this... Continue Reading →

Excerpt from “Sophie Monroe”

Oh what anyone who was thirsty, truly thirsty, would give for want of drop of water. For to be a slave to a parched lip seems the most devastating of subjectivities. How then, oh how much more so is the devastation of greater and more phenomenal subjectivities? The sun rises in the morning and rests... Continue Reading →

Check out my new book!

Wednesday, I received the first copy of my new book, It's An Every Day Thing. The book is all about discipleship. Here is the introduction:             Twenty-first century American Christianity is one of the most individualistic entities on the face of the planet. We attend meetings in the church house only to hear from God... Continue Reading →

Here is your free book!

Click here to download your free copy of my latest book! Excerpt: We take up God’s armor so that we will be able to withstand and stand firm. In twenty-first century American Christian circles, we tend to emphasize the “withstand” over the “stand firm”. Oh sure, we claim to stand firm in our faith, but... Continue Reading →

Rebellion: Chapter 2

The Return Zeph’s older brother, Michael Denton Payton, had always been a major influence on his life. In fact, the reason that Zeph had been so affluent about the hypocrisy within the Church was because his older brother was sure to tell of his own experience. Michael turned away from Christianity in December of 2007.... Continue Reading →

Rebellion Initiated

After much anticipation, Rebellion is finally available for the general public! Follow the fictional story of Zephaniah Isaac Payton as he struggles through what it could actually mean to live for Christ within a society who denies Christ. Walk in the story as interesting questions about what being a Christian actually means are brought to... Continue Reading →

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