Author Archives: Patrick C Marks

About Patrick C Marks

The basics are…really basic. I’m a husband, father of 5, teacher, pastor, writer and a musician. I am also…bald...I have a crooked back (had to wear a back brace when I was a kid – ultimate geek with a piece of plastic and aluminum that made me look like a cyborg)...I dye my goatee so I don’t look like I have one foot in the grave and I would do much better if I actually USED the gym membership I pay for. I blog about things that matter to me and I write everything from non-fiction books about Evolution and Creation to short stories about being chased by bears. In short - I don't fit many molds but I can be entertaining.

Human-animal hybrids

Just last year, the lungs of Travis S, a brother in our congregation, failed and only a lung transplant could save him. It was a joyful day when we heard a transplant became available. We held his hand by his … Continue reading

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Human Being vs Human Person

Some argue that while a human embryo may be genetically identifiable as human it is not yet a human person, who by possessing “personhood” ought to be afforded a right to life. This functionalist perspective divides human form or kind … Continue reading

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Brett Kavanaugh, Presumed Innocent?

The moment I post the word “Kavanaugh” there will be a fair number of people who may judge what I’m about to say – before I even say it. In my experience, it is assumed by many that since I’m … Continue reading

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Physician assisted death

Derek Humphry, one of the founders of the original Hemlock society and advocate for Euthanasia, explains why he believes in voluntary Euthanasia – a form of assisted suicide he calls “self-deliverance.” Humphry believes voluntary Euthanasia (whether physician or family assisted) … Continue reading

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Trolls

Bullies are eternal. I am the victim of some rather intense bullying when I was in elementary and jr. high school. Yes – I know that was a long, long, long time ago (I’m in my 50’s – get over … Continue reading

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Crash: A Novel

The following is a SHORT synopsis (only 637 words) of my novel “Crash”… Kyle Reynolds is a seventeen-year-old senior at St. Mark’s Academy in Seattle, Washington. Kyle grew up on the mission field and after his parents are killed in … Continue reading

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Nothing isn’t something

So many people today get emotional…well – very emotional….okay, sometimes irrationally enraged…whenever the subject of the existence of God comes up. You have to wonder why! I mean, it should be common sense that God exists (and if you’ll read … Continue reading

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