On showing up: Advice to preacher-writers

News flash: preaching involves writing. I study writing, and I have studied the writing that preachers do, and I am here to tell you: writing is a huge part of preaching. And writing is really, really difficult. The most difficult thing about writing isn't always anything in the writing, it's actually just doing the writing … Continue reading On showing up: Advice to preacher-writers

Writing about yourself: When work and faith collide

For a writing scholar and teacher, for a person who more than once a week sits on the carpet writing alongside children, for a person who teaches adults to journal and grad students how to own their knowledge, for a person with a blog (!).... I have a hard time writing about myself. A really … Continue reading Writing about yourself: When work and faith collide