Year: 2010

Meditation on Genesis One

My church asked me to write and record a short video giving some thoughts on Genesis One. Here is the text of my talk: Genesis 1 for Glenkirk Church   August 2010 When I look at the first few chapters of Genesis, I like to pretend that I am Steven Spielberg, I like to think about

C. S. Lewis Foundation Retreat 2010

I just received this information on the upcoming C. S. Lewis Foundation Retreat and Writer’s Conference, coming this October.  For more information, check out their website: The Weight of Glory: Reflections on Longing and Belonging Come to beautiful Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, to hear plenary speakers Dr. Malcolm Guite and Dr. Louis Markos reflect on C.S.

Should You Give a Try?

I recently completed several projects on, and overall, I am very pleased with them. The books look very good and the turn-around time is fast. They do a brilliant job of boxing your books: the packaging is very sturdy. I especially like the flexibility of their service: you can place your early orders conservatively

Hey! Gimme Back My Idea!

At the recent Mythcon in Dallas, I gave a talk called “Doing What the Inklings Did: Practical Advice for Writing Groups.” I talked about different kinds of writing groups (critique groups, mentoring groups, network groups, fellowship groups, prayer groups) that can be of benefit to creative people, and I talked about the nuts and bolts

Clay Delay

Delays are inevitable: stuff happens. And so it is with my latest book, Clay in the Potter’s Hands.  I was on track to release the first printing in July. As it turns out, we’ve still got a way to go (technical difficulties? human error? life intervenes? all of the above?). In the meantime, you can


Better than Barney. More creative than Raffi. As much fun as that Peter, Paul, and Mary’s classic “Peter, Paul, and Mommy.”  Sierra and I just discovered Hullabaloo. As part of its summer reading program, the Glendora Public Library sponsored a folk concert during its regularly scheduled story time. I hadn’t heard of the group,

What Do Authors Do All Day?

Last week, I was invited to give a talk in my daugher’s a second grade class. The students were doing a unit on careers, and I was invited to talk about  being an author. Here are some of their questions, and my answers: How do you prepare for your career? Get a little notebook. Start writing

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