Archive for the 'Religion' Category

Why We’ve Got to Learn to Say No

“There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book.” Saul Below, The Living Novel: A Symposium, 1957 I think no matter who you are, no matter how you grew up, every Christian writer struggles to say no to others. Some may learn to
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Still Loving Ya, Miley: A Final(?) Word

  Two camps. Two paths. They say that’s all there are. The low road and the high. Lovers v. haters. And hate it or learn to love it, no one gets out. Everyone has to decide. Which way will I go? The way of the world or the way of the Lord? We hear of these all our lives and
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The Passing Day

“My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass.”   – Psalm 102:11   I’m just back from discussing the future focus of our church with about 2 dozen aged Presbyterians this weekend. Isn’t it amazing how we’re all strangers, even to ourselves? And yet we all have an important job to do…. I agreed to take part because
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Editor to Author: Letter to a Memoir Writer

Dearest Author, I've been thinking about worth lately. What's your story worth? At a recent writers conference I taught a workshop on how I saw publishing changing. Modern publishing, the only time in history when we've had separate "markets" for books, has begun to fracture and redistribute. I've shared several times about how The Shack has shifted things. It isn't
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Mary DeMuth: “Should Christ-followers Read Fiction?”

Be sure to check out Mary DeMuth's Breakpoint article, "Should Christ-followers Read Fiction?" She gives a great round up of the multiple benefits, especially useful for anyone facing the age-old objections from well-meaning religious-types.