Author Archives: Deana Chadwell

Deana Chadwell

About Deana Chadwell

I have spent my life teaching young people how to read and write and appreciate the wonder of words. I have worked with high school students and currently teach writing at Pacific Bible College in southern Oregon. I have spent more than forty years studying the Bible, theology, and apologetics and that finds its way into my writing whether I'm blogging about my experiences or my opinions. I have two and a half moldering novels, stacks of essays, hundreds of poems, some which have won state and national prizes. All that writing -- and more keeps popping up -- needs a home with a big plate glass window; it needs air; it needs a conversation. I am also an artist who works with cloth, yarn, beads, gourds, polymer clay, paint, and photography. And I make soap.

Delusion and Evil – Dancing with Two Devils

Delusionby Deana Chadwell4/21/15
The book of Job begins with a scene in the throne room of God. Angelic choirs come to sing; God sits on His throne, Lucifer saunters in. I picture him dressed like an Elizabethan courtier, leaning against a pillar, smoking a cigarette that’s hanging from the corner of his mouth. More » • (3416 views)

Posted in Essays | 46 Comments

Let Them Eat Cake

TieredCakeby Deana Chadwell4/10/15
Cake hasn’t been an historical pivot point since Marie Antoinette made that famous dietary suggestion, but it seems to be back. Christians who earn their livings in any way associated with wedding cakes face extinction More » • (2567 views)

Posted in Essays | 29 Comments

Way Past the Patience of God

ClockFaceby Deana Chadwell3/30/15
I am an American. I’m also a Christian. For the last four decades I’ve been a serious Bible student. I’m also very interested in both politics and history (left over politics). I’m in awe of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. More » • (2576 views)

Posted in Essays | 29 Comments

The Real Racism

Alvin Aileyby Deana Chadwell3/18/15
As a conservative and a person who tries to see people as people and not as labels, I found the uproar over the deaths of Travon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner especially disturbing since I’ve never personally witnessed racial hatred toward persons of color. More » • (1107 views)

Posted in Essays | 7 Comments

Two Roads

Raptureby Deana Chadwell3/4/15
with Apologies to Robert Frost More » • (1281 views)

Posted in Essays | 12 Comments

Against Flesh and Blood

AgainstFleshby Deana Chadwell2/19/15
Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.   Eph. 6:12 More » • (2825 views)

Posted in Essays | 30 Comments

The Mad Hatter’s Lament

Madhatter3by Deana Chadwell  2/7/15
I am really trying to hold onto some form of sanity here, but ever since I saw a woman bathing in her breakfast cereal, my brain has been crumbling; I find I now live in a world where the president of the greatest, most powerful country the earth has ever known can sit calmly for an interview with a woman in green lipstick More » • (3103 views)

Posted in Essays | 19 Comments

Islam, Churchianity, and the 1st Amendment

RubikCubeby Deana Chadwell  1/22/15
ISIS just executed 13 young boys for watching a soccer game, and they’ve been throwing homosexuals off tall buildings; Boko Haram murdered thousands just last week. And worst of all, these groups have done it all in the name of religion. More » • (5730 views)

Posted in Politics | 47 Comments

Multiculturalism and the Myth of Compromise

Multiculturalism2by Deana Chadwell  1/11/15
For the last few decades, Western civilization has been attempting to avoid the difficult levels of thought – analysis, synthesis, and most of all, evaluation. No one wants to be the one to point a finger and say, “That’s just wrong.” More » • (5047 views)

Posted in Essays | 7 Comments

Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden

Feinsteinby Deana Chadwell  12/16/14
Okay – now I’m really mad. And what’s worse, I’m mad on two fronts. For one thing I don’t like people messing with my language, and for another, I don’t like people messing with the people who do the hard and dirty work of keeping us safe. More » • (1254 views)

Posted in Politics | 6 Comments

The Star out of Jacob

StarJabobby Deana Chadwell  12/8/14
Christmas is almost here – we’ve put up our tree, we’re scurrying around town doing our shopping, and staring at the boxes of cards we need to get addressed. Christmas as usual, but every year I realize that I’ve learned something new about the birth of Christ More » • (2382 views)

Posted in Religion | 16 Comments

Even Steven – Fundamental Problems with Equality

Cookieby Deana Chadwell 11/30/14
The further into the frightening future we travel the more we will need to understand what has gone wrong with our national thinking, and more importantly, how we are going to correct it. We have spent the last 6 years listening to our dear leader chastise us about equality More » • (1688 views)

Posted in Essays | 16 Comments