I’m pleased to say that I’ve had a small article published in a magazine, and have just received a copy of the relevant issue in the mail. The magazine is Free Inquiry, February/March 2017, Vol. 37, No. 2. The article is at page 54 in a segment labeled “Humanism at Large,” and is entitled “Creating the Bible: Water Into Wine.” This piece of whimsy, taken from a prior blog post of mine, speculates how the authors of the Bible could have come up with the famous story from John 2 in which Jesus goes to a wedding and helps the host out with a wine shortage.
I was thrilled when Tom Flynn, the editor of Free Inquiry, told me he would publish this piece. The little blurb about me at the end mentions that I am the author of an atheist thriller “Imaginary Friend,” the novel I published some years ago and that has sold rather well. It’s available on Amazon, and the first three chapters of that work can be read in the blog posts mentioned below.
In any event, here is a jpg of the article as published (click to enlarge). My very similar blog post can be found at “Creating the Bible: Wine Into Water,” April 7, 2013; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2013/04/creating-bible-water-into-wine.html.
I'm particularly pleased by the artwork of the wine skin and grapes added to my little story. It's perfect!
“Imaginary Friend,” June 22, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/06/imaginary-friend.html
“Explosion at Ohio Stadium” (Chapter One of “Imaginary Friend”), October 9, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/10/explosion-at-ohio-stadium.html
“Escape From Ohio Stadium” (Chapter Two), November 2, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/11/escape-from-ohio-stadium.html
“Open Mike, Insert Foot,” (Chapter 3), November 9, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/11/open-mike-insert-foot.html
“A Guide to the Best of My Blog,” April 29, 2013; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-guide-to-best-of-my-blog.html