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Articles by Jonathan Garner

Does the Bible Say Snakes Are Evil?

Many people don’t like snakes. Some people fear them, and others even believe that the Bible says snakes are evil. But what does the Bible truly say about this infamous [...]

September 1, 2017

Fiction: Swordtongue

Lyron paused on the hilltop. The land before him was desolate, hills red with dust, fields brown with dead plants, trees skeletal and leafless even in spring. A Darktalker [...]

March 31, 2017

Watch Out for Poison Ivy

In many forests, a plant lurks that will hurt those who touch it: Poison ivy. This plant can be identified by its distinctive three leaflets or by the hairy growths on its [...]

October 31, 2016


Traveling through the Wild West with a sack of money at one’s side would fray the nerves of any man. Yet as Paul Perkins rode his horse over one of many hills on a westward [...]

July 31, 2016

The Joy of Otters

River otters seem to turn everything they do into a game. Instead of climbing down a riverbank, they slide down it. Instead of swimming in the water, they frolic in it. [...]

April 30, 2016

Chasing Cheetahs

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=41746&picture=cheetah-in-profile With how difficult it is to be a good Christian, it’s no wonder that the [...]

January 31, 2016

5 Animal Symbols of Jesus

The Bible sometimes uses animals as symbols of Jesus. Each creaturely picture of Christ has striking elements that make it memorable, sometimes because it fits so perfectly [...]

July 31, 2015