Category Archives: As Christian Writers

Endorsing Problem

I don’t remember what I was doing yesterday, but it occurred to me that our country—modern age? zeitgeist?—has an endorsing problem exacerbated by its weird relationship with “banning.”

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Apples are Apples

Not everyone likes poetry and that is fine. At the same time, maybe we can admit that we often like to read rhyming scripts to our kiddos. We like how little lessons can seem a little more learnable. Now, poetry is not always for the sake of learning. Self-expression is the big genre these days, but that is far from refuting poetry as an educational tool. And, as a tool, it can plant a seed, hack a weed, or dig down deep. But, what does that have to do with apples?

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable. We want what we write to be enjoyable, so what, exactly, does that mean?

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Poetry fighting heresies

I’ve had two totally great ideas this weekend. I just hope I remember them!!! Because, while I did do a bunch of outdoorsy work on our first beautiful day in forever, I did NOT get the writing done I thought I would! But, please, (don’t steal this!) tell me: what do you think about poetry fighting heresies?

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Write Well

Still reflecting from yesterday, perhaps something is good if it is a gift from God used wisely. I tend to think that sin is a twisting of something good: man is not in essence sin, even though sin has twisted up his every aspect. Are you with me? So, those who are gifted as writers, whether they believe or not, do something good when they write and write well. God’s gift is producing fruit much as a physical tree.

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Good

Hello. I must be inconsistent. The other day I vented about reading hopeless books and largely blamed it on lack of belief. I want to be fair now: I read another dark secular book and LOVED it! What is it that makes a book so good?

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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. 😉

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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 Nationauthored 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 BramwellFinding 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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