What is Mo*Con?
Well, in a nutshell, mauricebroaddus (aka "The Sinister Minister", a horror writer, Magic: the Gathering player, and minister), hosts "Mo*Con", where he invites artistic folks to discuss the intersection of race, faith, art, etc. One part of this latest (the second Mo*Con) included authors guests of honor talking about their own struggles with faith. Well, Gary A. Braunbeck was a guest speaker this year, and his testimonial is printed (in two parts) here: Part 1 and here: Part 2 . They are spiritual sucker punches. I pity the poor sob who had to speak after this...
Not only can the man write fiction, he writes fantastic presentations.