Monthly Archives: February 2018

Series Update

As a series update, I’d like to tell you a little more about what I’d like to do with it, as well as lay out my current plan for the blog.

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Law & Gospel for Writers-Redeeming

The series goes on with Part V. Today’s post is hinged more on the Gospel: redeeming!

I’m a little torn how long to let this series run. Any suggestions? I know I have readers, but you lot sure can be quiet. 😉 I have other announcements building up, so next week the series may not run consecutive days.

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Law & Gospel for Writers, Part IV-Freedom

Our next installment in our Law & Gospel for Writers series will look at more of the vocation-y side of things. In Part II, we looked at binding. Today, Part IV will look into its opposite: freedom.

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Law & Gospel for Writers, Part III Written

Welcome again to our series on Law & Gospel for Writers (See Part I and Part II). Today we’re going to stray just a little. After distinctions about the Law, we’re going to look at a distinction of sorts about the Gospel. Don’t worry: we’ll look at what is written in Scripture. Though, please, correct me if I’m wrong! 🙂 Continue reading

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Law & Gospel for Writers, Part II-Binding

Yesterday, in my new series, Law & Gospel for Writers, I introduced a few distinctions about the Law and asked whether you are thinking in terms of enough. Today, in Part II, a central concept will be binding. Are you binding yourself under rules? Are you sometimes tempted to think that being bound is actually better, more productive, or more successful?

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Law & Gospel for Writers, Part I

Hello! Today I’m starting Day 1 of my first series: Law & Gospel for Writers. In this, I hope to explore elements of Law & Gospel discourse, of course, but it will focus on writers, writing, and common characteristics of writer’s life. Now, each post may not be as polished as I’d hoped but I hope that together we can come up with a helpful little course that maybe I can offer as an email course sometime. In part these are things it’s just good and helpful to hear. Just maybe it can be a more focused “consolation of the brethren” among fellow writers.

If I say something you disagree with, please do let me know.

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Puttering/Blogging

Playing around with this website reminds me a lot about the parts of writing and publishing I don’t care for. 🙂 Endless formatting issues. Rewrites & edits. An appearance of too many options with not quite enough knowledge to know one’s next step.

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Lent 2018

You know what Valentine’s Day reminds me of? Mortification of the flesh. I mean, I mean, Ash Wednesday and Lent. 🙂 So here is a friendly reminder that Lutheran writers have written up various free Lutheran resources for Lent 2018, usually in the form of devotions. Know more than are listed below? Comment and spread the word!

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Author Tax Deductions

Good morning! So, do you know about Author Media? I haven’t dug deeply into it, but they sent out a very handy email addressing tax deductions from the new Trump tax bill. And, I figure, part of encouraging writers is encouraging the more businessy aspects to it, much as Ray Keating would suggest! 🙂

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Ray Keating Interview

Today’s post is an interview with Lutheran author and economist, Ray Keating, who is well-known for his Pastor Stephen Grant series. His novels were some of the first Lutherans novels I ever read, and I often smile to see new installments coming out. And, now, he is producing a podcast, Ray Keating’s Authors and Entrepreneurs!

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