From the moment the idea first came to me during a worship service at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, New York, when I wrote the first lines of the prologue of The Kairos, it’s been clear the premise of this novel might stir some controversy.  Some of my Christian brothers and sisters will damn this fiction as heresy, and predict a hellfire and brimstone judgment for my soul.  While it’s possible that’s what I’m risking—what intelligent human being can possibly rule out any future event that’s unprovable?—all I know of the loving, gracious God of Holy Scripture indicates otherwise.  Nonetheless, there may be controversy.

I welcome your input.  Pro or con.  All I ask is civility.  To paraphrase Thumper’s rule: If you can’t say something nicely, please don’t say nothing at all.  To me “nicely” includes “respectfully, thoughtfully, humbly” … and is requested of those who hold opinions on all sides of these issues.

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Remember, kids: respect!

Let the discussions begin….

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