Daniel Kent (@thatdankent) was born to a 14 year old mother in the humorless tundra of Northern Minnesota. He went to college to figure out if God exists and taught his first college course when he was 25. He wrote his first novel when he was 12 (a nature adventure story, hand-written on 20 sheets of loose-leaf paper and sent off to New York for publication. Unfortunately, the publishing company was "not considering material of this type at this time").
Due to a chronic tendency to underestimate the difficulty of a task, combined with a spirit of stubborn determination, Daniel decided to learn programming and created 420fables.com. Realizing he was a lousy programmer, he returned to his love of writing and his first book ("The Training of KX12") has been a surprise hit.
Can Life Have Meaning Without God?
by Daniel Kent on July 12, 2018 at 12:07 am
Article by Dan Kent King Sisyphus (“Siss-uh-fuss”) was a mythical king who enjoyed killing random travelers […]
Was Jesus “Crazy”?
by Daniel Kent on June 30, 2017 at 11:45 am
Article by Dan Kent “Do you believe I’m the messiah,” the man asked, in a voice that was part tenor, […]
What “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” REALLY Means?
by Daniel Kent on June 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Article by Dan Kent “So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the […]
15 Reasons Open Theism is TRUE (a reply to Andrew Wilson)
by Daniel Kent on May 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm
Article by Dan Kent Recently, Andrew Wilson shared an impressive critique of open theism called: “Responding To […]
by Dan Kent on August 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm
mangoes drop from treeswith a thuddown hereand we are thrilled by thismangoes for usback homethey’re like 9 dollars eachand so it’s a pretty cool thingto pick them free up off the grassall that falls from treesback […]
the man in the corner
by Dan Kent on July 26, 2018 at 10:09 pm
the music here is goodI swirl my drinkthe ice cube clinksI like this placewellexcept one thingthe man in the cornerwho sits in the darkhe’s always thereand always sitsaloneall he does is laughat anything I saysuppose I tell him […]
a close shave
by Dan Kent on July 26, 2018 at 10:08 pm
from the waist upI was nakeddriving fasta small battery powered razor in my hand pressed firm to my cheekvibrating and grindingtough stubbleI was real excited for my new jobat this Italian CafeI couldn’t be latebut the trouble […]
my meeting got bumped so I walked around Grand Avenue for a while
by Dan Kent on July 20, 2018 at 11:44 pm
it was that part of towneveryone likeswith hotshot bars and fancy cafesI walked aroundthe stores with the namesno one can pronouncewith the gorgeous brick and glassframing the fronts(overflowing dumpstershidden in back)people […]
by Dan Kent on July 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm
in the summers as a boyI’d go up northto my grandparents cabinHackensack Minnesotathey’d bring me to auctions and buy me hot dogsand root beerthey’d bid on chainsawsand wheel barrows kerosene lampsand mechanical cuckoo […]
by Dan Kent on June 15, 2018 at 10:51 am
sirens in the distancethe cops are on the searchpeople flood the coffee shopthe coffee shop is churchthe traffic never stopsthe sheep are in a trancehypnotized with Starbucked eyestattoos and saggy pantsshirts untucked with comfy shoessome […]
me on my bike
by Dan Kent on June 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm
on my bikeI feel like a boytesting the mythsof physicsleaningturning faster and fasterweight and inertia pulling me this way and thatuntil something dropsdeep insidelike a wet robeand I feel like a boydumb to the wondersof […]
by Dan Kent on June 1, 2018 at 11:28 pm
I was third in linebottled water andPeanut M&Msin my handTanishaat the cash registersmacked bubble-gumboasted bigflamboyant hair and girth that rubbed over the counter-top edge.She looked downwith lazy eyesat some customer-lady who […]
once the crumbling starts it's hard to stop
by Dan Kent on May 25, 2018 at 6:34 pm
once the crumbling starts it’s hard to stopmy mom is trying to quitsmokingagainit does seem differentthis timebutI’ve been despairing deathlatelynot deathper semorethe gradual destruction of God’s good creationthe […]
nudging the sprouts
by Dan Kent on May 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm
we’ve got this lousy patchof unkempt lawn along the westside of our driveway.B planted wildflowers thereand even a few giantsunflowers.we go out every dayto look but it’s mostlyunwanted weeds.dandelion and crab grassand […]