What is the INK FORGE? 

We all spend our lives being shaped by something. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. There is no escaping this. When I asked myself “what is The Ink Forge to me?” the driving thought that came out was shaping; as honest as I can stand, as brutal as truth can muster and as beautiful as Sovereignty can shape inside of me. To write how God is shaping me. That is The Ink Forge to me. It’s more than “music or journaling.” It’s a place of hammering, learning, and refining. If I’m to be totally honest with you, it’s the white flag of surrender to a calling that is measured out in words.

What's Max Patch? My Music.

Max Patch represents more than one thing. It is the long overdue music of two brothers that for some reason waited 30 years to make happen. It is also an actual place where we were raised. You see, we hail from the great Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. We were not raised in the country, but in the mountains. There’s a difference, you know. I still remember those days too–good days, slower days. Somehow, time on those mountains seems to slow everything down to a nice easy crawl–still does. Nobody’s in a hurry, and everyone is loved. It’s a special place. It’s home...

What’s Anno Domini? My Book.

For 400 years God has remained silent. Yet in the darkest hour of man’s despair, something stirs… hope.

Anno Domini is the story of three angels that will dare to find hope where others fear to tread. Three angels, bound to earth, find themselves caught in a deadly battle for survival against a depthless evil.

Somewhere in the night, a baby cries and angels find their courage. Somewhere in the night, Hope stirs and hell has come to make war…

What's the Ink Forge? My Blog.

We all spend our lives being shaped by something. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. There is no escaping this. When I asked myself "what is The Ink Forge to me?" the driving thought that came out was shaping; as honest as I can stand, as brutal as truth can muster and as beautiful as Sovereignty can shape inside of me. To write how God is shaping me. That is The Ink Forge to me. It's more than "music or journaling." It's a place of hammering, learning, and refining. If I'm to be totally honest with you, it's the white flag of surrender to a calling that is measured out in words.

Thoughts That Are Shaping Me

The Pattern of Presence

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. CONTEXT John the Baptist is done. He Baptizes Jesus and boom, the Man that would save the world begins a 3-year walk toward...

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JAMES (son of Alphaeus)

We’re not all called to be Chris Tomlin. Thank God for him, but as worship leaders, it just doesn’t work like that. I don’t know the man and truthfully this journal entry isn’t really about him as much as it is about his notoriety in the modern church....

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The Gospel Windup

I saw a new shore this week: The Adriatic Sea. The same sea that Paul the apostle and many other disciples stood on, I stood on. The same seashore that Christ buried his toes in while speaking the message of His gospel, I buried my toes in. It was a moment...

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