Category Archives: As Christian Writers

Biblical perspective

Do you ever like to just chew on a perspective? If you’re in such a mood, then read this article by Rev. Wolfmueller. Then, apply it to advice writers are often given: “Show me, don’t tell me” or “Write from the heart.” Consider parallels and differences.

I hope to find time to do that myself. ūüėČ

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The Benedict Option

I have several reviews to write up about books by Lutheran authors, but my thoughts for today are about¬†The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation,¬†authored by a member of an (Eastern) Orthodox church (I don’t recall the particular Patriarchate.)

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Summer is a wonderful time for reading, not just as individuals but also as a family. Here is a book written by LCMS Pastor Tyrel Bramwell:¬†Finding the Truth in Story: Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Vol. 1.¬†I asked him to write a few words for a guest post today to let us know a little bit more about the book.

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Making Time

“You don’t find time. You make it.” Ok, but what does that mean? How can we understand the expression, “making time,” within a Lutheran vocational context? Dare we ask, “What does this mean?”

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Failing Doctrinal Review

I had an idea today that ultimately ended up failing doctrinal review. You know, MY doctrinal review. lol It made me think, maybe it’s best if sometimes things do fail our own standards for clarity. Then, we are free to think and not bound to engage an audience with every little idea we have.

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hard-hitting

I haven’t written much fiction, though I daydream about doing so. Still, I think a lot of good Lutheran theology and dialogue could shine through, just as it does in real life, in some good novels. Especially hard-hitting novels! The post below, from Cranach, reminded me of that. Imagine comparing theological approaches to the poor with¬†actual people¬†since theological absolutely affects¬†actual people!

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New Testament Psalms

I’ve had an idea–and I’m sharing that idea, although I’m not entirely sure whether it’s a possible project. I wonder if people could glean images and metaphors from the New Testament and incorporate them into a new sort of devotional psalter, like New Testament Psalms. Replacing the Book of Psalms? No!!!!! Making a part II that could, in any way, equal the authority, strengths, and beauties of the Book of Psalms?? No!

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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. ūüėČ 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! ūüôā Continue reading

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