|Me, my beautiful wife and my|
two weird-like-their-dad sons.
I'm actively trying to be weird in other ways, too. I want to be a weird husband that sacrificially loves his wife as Christ loves the church. I hope to be a weird dad who loves his two boys enough to spend time actively teaching and training them in every way possible to be men of God one day.
Most of all, I want to be a weird Christian and live my life as a sold-out slave of Jesus. Unfortunately, I'm not as successful as I would like in being weird in these areas.
I've been inspired by two men who seem fairly weird themselves. One grew up an atheist, became a believer, had a weird idea about a lamp post in the middle of the woods and became a Christian icon.
The other grew up a missionary kid in the jungles of southeast Asia, became a successful businessman selling adult diapers, had some weird thoughts about circles and super powers and became one of the preeminent Christian authors alive.
C.S. Lewis and Ted Dekker inspire, convict and encourage me in radically different, yet shockingly similar ways. My Creator has used those two men to inspire me to create stories for Him ... if I can ever just get them out of my head.
Welcome to The Wardrobe Door. Who knows what's on the other side. If it's anything like me it will probably be weird, hopefully in a good way. Hopefully, you'll find something here to make you think on Monday through Thursday and then something to make you laugh on Friday. My main goal is for you to read my thoughts and decide you want to be weird too.
Aaron Earls is an award-winning writer with a passion to communicate Gospel-centric truth in an interesting and intriguing way. Aaron graduated from North Greenville University with a degree in journalism, after capturing a South Carolina Press Association Award and two Baptist Press Awards for his writing in the college newspaper and yearbook.
He has written for several newspapers across SC, including The Baptist Courier, the SC Baptist Convention's paper. He returned to his alma mater for almost a decade in the Sports Information then Public Relations departments. As a blogger, Aaron writes for his two personal blogs (The Wardrobe Door, The Wardrobe Drawer), one family blog (Earls Adventures) and a sports blog (Tobacco Road Blues). He has also written for a group blog (Two or Three), a popular Christian magazine's blog (World Magazine) and has guest blogged at one of the leading Christian humor blogs (Stuff Christians Like). Currently, Aaron and his wife live in NC with their two sons, where Aaron is pursuing his Masters of Divinity in apologetics and is a freelance writer for Baptist Press.
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