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.

He is the editor in chief (and occasional contributor) for Greg Boyd's blog ReKnew.org and is the host of the wildly popular podcast: "Greg Boyd: Apologies & Explanations."


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  • my meeting got bumped so I walked around Grand Avenue for a while
    by Dan Kent on July 13, 2018 at 2:03 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 […]

  • improbable win
    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 […]

  • sips
    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 […]

  • Counter Weight
    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 […]

  • email management
    by Dan Kent on May 12, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    so many emailsunread in a stackemails emails emailsurgent alerts important promptsso many it hurts!needing attentionneeding responsetoo many to mentionreminders—“I’ll get to that […]

  • the jazz I like
    by Dan Kent on April 8, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    stumbling, feathery percussionbass guitars like demonic morse codepiano hopping around happy — but not too happy (in reach of mania, never quite there)that’s the jazz I likemood with no traumaclean rhythm […]

  • a theist in the night
    by Dan Kent on April 6, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I was doing roundsup and down the hallwith my clipboardand flashlightI swung the lightinto room 322to see a wide-eyed womanstanding in the darkstaring towards the door“Just doing rounds, Faith,” I said, and marked […]

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