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
Monthly Archives: February 2018
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
Hello! I’m going to turn my attention to the topic of writing freedom for an upcoming series. Have questions, concerns, and ethical quandaries you’d like me to address? Just let me know. I hope to write up a full week’s worth of posts and dedicate the week of February 12-16th to them.
Sometimes a girl has to rearrange furniture. I have no idea why, and for me it is rare, but sometimes moving one’s bed also dislodges the broadband cord without a person realizing it. 🙂 For nearly two days. So this post will be a bit shorter than I’d hoped. (You know, I hoped to have profound thoughts to share rather than just thoughts.) Anyway, I’ve been reading Proverbs and a few verses particularly stood out to me as a writer.
Many warm and heartfelt congratulations to Marie MacPherson on two brand new arrivals! Both were labors of love involving plenty of labor! She’s just had a wonderful baby boy, Teddy, and she’s just released her second book, Meditations on the Vocation of Motherhood, Volume 1: Old Testament!