Press Release from Marcher Lord Press

We here at MLP are very pleased to announce that Marc Schooley, author of The Dark Man, won the 2011 Carol Award (Speculative) from the American Christian Fiction Writers for his second book, Konig’s Fire.

ACFW made the annoucement on Saturday night, Sept. 24, at theACFW conference in September. MLP publisher and founder Jeff Gerke was present along with Marc at the awards ceremony.

“I was so thrilled and gratified to see Marc’s book win. This is Marc’s second book, and it seems like it’s taken awhile for people to begin to ‘get’ how he writes,” Jeff said. “But I think it’s brilliant, and it’s fantastic to see other people recognize this.”

You can watch the recorded video of the awards presentation here.

Last year, the Speculative category had six finalists, and four were MLP titles: Jill’sBy Darkness HidStarfire by Stuart Vaughn StocktonThe Word Reclaimed by Steve Rzasa and Eternity Falls by Kirk Outerbridge. Kirk’s novel took home the prize.  

I also want to congratulate C.S. Lakin and Jim Rubart, the other two finalists in the Visionary category, because they are great people and great writers, and I know their chance will come again,” Jeff said. “We’re all united in this quest to expand the borders of Christian speculative fiction to the place where the map ends, and beyond.”

You can read the interview with C.S. Lakin at Where the Map Ends here and the interview with Jim Rubart here.

You can find all of our titles — in print and also for your reading devices — at Our newest five titles, due to release in October, are available to pre-order — but only until Sept. 30. Until then, you can place your orders at

Atheist thought?

Fret not; there are rational atheists out there. I will be writing of my experience with one here shortly, Ebonmuse of Daylight Atheism, whose wedding I recently attended. Well…the reception, anyway.

The following drivel should not be attributed to rational atheists, or any of our skeptical friends who drive by the Areopagus from time to time. Y’all know you’re valued, so don’t take this personally. This is genuinely sophomoric thinking on display, which causes me to wonder why it’s trumpeted around the Internet so often. Believe it or not, the video claims 4 million views! I’ll provide some commentary on that as well, in good time. At any rate, here’s the supposed top ten questions that all intelligent Christians should answer. I’ve listed the questions below, along with a brief response for now. I’ll provide a post on each one in detail, though their desert is questionable… Read More

Biblical Womanhood, Part IV: Clothed in Righteousness (Modesty)

Wisdom, Prudence, Knowledge, Discretion, Righteousness, Humility, Beauty, Love…


“It isn’t my fault if he lusts because of what I’m wearing. If he knows he has a problem, then he shouldn’t look. He needs to take care of his own heart instead of worrying about what I do. I can wear whatever I want.”

Sola Scriptura

“You shall not commit adultery.”

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28)

“Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;” (Proverbs 6:25)

“The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
‘I the LORD search the heart
and test the mind,
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.’” (Jeremiah 17:9-10) Read More