I'm thirty-eight. I'm a pastor. I love to write. But in terms of full-length books, I've only written a dissertation (which remains unpublished), a little book entitled How to Pray for Your Pastor, and a recent book, Strong and Courageous: The Character and Calling of Mature Manhood. I've got some other projects in mind, and I hope to … Continue reading Brothers, Be Patient: A Few Thoughts on Pastors and the Writing of Books
I am thankful for blogs. Good writers who would otherwise go unread are able to make helpful and edifying insights available for public perusal and reflection. Nevertheless, I am convinced that ease of writing and posting does not always guarantee better writing. At the same time, I am also convinced that Christians have the responsibility---if … Continue reading Clarity: The Responsibility of Every Christian Writer
I had a professor in college who was well loved and well respected by nearly everyone on campus. I went to a small college--only 1200 students in attendance--but the respect and affection that others had for this man was certainly deserved. He was an excellent teacher and a man full of wisdom--with a head of wavy … Continue reading Thoughts on the Goodness of Christian Writing
I have been blogging, as it is called, for about two-and-a-half years. I began regularly maintaining a blog (not this one) in November 2005 after I was encouraged by a good friend to pursue blogging for the sake of encouraging others through writing. Shortly after coming to Christ (in 1999), I found that I had … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
Today Fox News reported that a severed foot washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia, making it the fifth foot to show up off the coast of British Columbia in a year. Investigators are treating the incident as a criminal investigation. But let me posit this question: why are they treating the discovery of … Continue reading Blogging and Accountability in the Local Church