Debunking The Famous West Wing Bible Rant: A Response to President Josiah Bartlett

In one of the most dramatic (and admittedly enjoyable) scenes from the hit television series The West Wing, President Josiah Bartlet (played brilliantly by famous actor Martin Sheen) humiliates a conservative radio talk show host over her anti-gay theology. The talk show host character, Dr. Jenna Jacobs, is a thinly-disguised Hollywood caricature of Dr. Laura […]

Five Misconceptions About Money: What the Bible Really Says About Money

How should Christians handle money? Few questions cause as much confusion and controversy as those dealing with Christians and money. Many churches and families have unfortunately suffered due to myths and misconceptions about money. With this article, I hope to uncover those misconceptions and show what the Bible really says about money. Before we dive […]

Life Lessons From The TV Series Smallville

Growing up, I was a huge Superman fan — just as I’ve long been a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and superheroes in general. So, when Smallville aired for the first time in 2001, I should’ve been glued to the TV. But…I wasn’t. For whatever reason, I ignored the series for years. And then, sometime […]

An Interview With Christian Fantasy and Sci-Fi Author James Somers

James Somers is an ordained minister, surgical technologist, and Christian fantasy novelist. Quite the combination. And some might say there is at least one contradiction in that biographical statement. How can a Bible-believing Christian pastor read (let alone, write) fantasy fiction? Well, who better to help us deal with that question than the man who […]

PragerU Goes After Modern Art

PragerU takes off the gloves in a scathing video that excoriates modern art. The video features artist Robert Florczak who laments the modern era’s decline of objective (or at least semi-objective) artistic standards in art in favor of an emphasis on personal expression. The result, in Florczak’s view, is that art has moved from the […]

Are Magicians Demonic? Magic and Christianity

The other day I watched a video where Justin Flom, a well-known magician and believer in Jesus Christ, was responding to critics alleging that he was using demonic power to perform his magic tricks and illusions. (The video is titled “I am not a demon!” You can watch it here). At first, I thought this […]

An Interview With Fantasy LitRPG Writer Adam Horne, Author of Unwritten Rules

Adam Horne’s Unwritten Rules is a fantasy LitRPG novel that’s available on Amazon Kindle (and doing quite well). I recently finished the book and wrote a review on it, which you can check out here. And I reached out to the author with a few questions, and he was kind to get right back to […]

An Interview With LitRPG Writer Apollos Thorne, Author of Codename: Freedom

Apollos Thorne is the author of the new LitRPG series Codename: Freedom. His first book Codename: Freedom – Survive Week One goes live today in Amazon Kindle. I had the privilege of chatting with Apollos. He’s graciously agreed to be interviewed for this blog. Brian Tubbs (BT): “Your book Codename: Freedom – Survive Week One┬áreleases […]

An Alchemist Takes on a Bully and Wannabe King: My Review of the LitRPG Novel ‘Unwritten Rules’

A physically disabled young man experiences newfound purpose and excitement in a virtual reality game world when he confronts an arrogant bully posing as a king. That’s the premise behind Adam Horne’s enjoyable LitRPG novel Unwritten Rules. While in college, Kevin’s life took a tragic turn when a car struck him and left his body […]

Is it Wrong to Read Fantasy Literature?

I have a confession. I’m a Christian, and I love fantasy and science fiction. There, I’m out of the closet. So, let me say it plain: I love reading about dragons, monsters, wizards, Jedi, sword fights, epic battles, and more. That’s right. I’m a Bible-believing Christian (and a pastor, no less), and I love reading […]