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  Let this circle represent a pastor. Let x represent the reality of his life. X includes the best and the worst in him. X includes his secret sexual fantasies and the most selfish and harmful...

I have to go to this thing

  Saturday I'll be at this book festival in Dallas at the Material Media booth, signing books and networking and whatever else one does at things like this. I want to be honest about something. I...

Vision and Isolation

I want to tell you about my visit to the Orthodox Church on Saturday night before Easter. But I'm worried about how this might be received. So here are some things I want you to know and...

Tomorrow night I return to the belly of the beast

It's been just shy of two years since I went to church to worship on a Sunday. It's been seven years since I read the Bible. Both of those are astonishing to me. My...

Anima

Remember that day years ago when you asked me that thing you asked? And I said that thing I said that hurt you? Sometimes I think about that day. Okay, a lot I think...

My surreal short story published by The Christian Century

I could tell you the story of how I found Carl in New Orleans, but it wouldn’t do you any good. Carl moves his shop whenever the mood strikes him. During a stretch of...

The sweetest and heaviest burden of them all

My dearest, sweet A----. I have been absent from your life now for quite some time. I even wonder just how much of me you remember and do not expect it would be all...

Foy available in e-book formats

Foy is now available in several e-book formats. Barnes and Noble and Google Play versions coming soon. Amazon Kindle Kobo ebook apps for most phone platforms iBooks

Negev Manifesto

Author's Note: I've had this sitting around for a few years. After I wrote it (and for reasons I no longer remember), I decided to turn it into a piece of fiction, which I...

Macro Soteriology

Originally written in 2013 but never published. I got an email from a guy named Bob recently. We went back and forth a bit over a couple of days, but basically he was asking if I...

Review of “Foy” by Mark Isaiah David

I thank Mark Isaiah David for reviewing Foy at 2nd Opinion. Back in 2002, a Baptist preacher from Texas launched a blog about faith and life and humorously titled it Real Live Preacher. RLP became...

Goodbye Tertium Squid

After Real Live Preacher died, I started a blog called Tertium Squid. Most of the writing there reflected my wanderings - still ongoing - through the wilderness on the outskirts of the Church. I...

Foy now available at Amazon and other online stores.

TO BE RELEASED MARCH 2017 New Novel by Gordon Atkinson Foy: On the Road to Lost, to be released March 1 from Material Media. Written as a series of connected stories, Foy: A Novel by Gordon Atkinson...

True Believers to be published by the Christian Century

The Christian Century will published one of my works of surreal fiction. These are first person fictional stories that take an odd twist at some point, whereupon the reader realizes that we're not in...

Something new is coming

You should read the story called True Believers before you read this. I should have called Sparks before I went to New Orleans. Why? Because he’s one of those guys who just knows things. If it’s...