Christ Is for Us Featured in Author Week

To celebrate the publication of my book, Christ Is for Us (Abingdon, 2016), I was delighted to be interviewed by blogger Cara Meredith on her website, and I'm happy to share our conversation below as well. Cara Meredith: I’m so glad you’re here with us today! Tell us a bit about yourself, will you? I'm glad … Continue reading Christ Is for Us Featured in Author Week

Christ at the Heart

I love the cover of my most recently published book, Christ Is for Us: A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary. The dusty blue background seems appropriately subdued for Lent without being overly solemn. And the word, “Christ,” stands as a visual focal point just as Christ is at the heart of this … Continue reading Christ at the Heart

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Christ Is for Us Even When We Face Deep Division, Disability, and Death

Titles have never been my strong suit. I used to write regularly for a Christian newspaper, and no matter how hard I worked on the titles for my articles, they would inevitably be changed in the editing process. Today when I write a sermon, the title often comes to me last, only after the sermon … Continue reading Christ Is for Us Even When We Face Deep Division, Disability, and Death

Introducing and Celebrating Christ Is for Us

Two weeks ago, I introduced my latest book in an adult education session at my church. I love seeing Christ Is for Us available to order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Cokesbury, and at my local Christian bookstore and coffee shop, House of James. It's the first book I've written that comes in three formats: paperback, e-book, and large print, … Continue reading Introducing and Celebrating Christ Is for Us

17 Quotes that will Inspire You to Finish What You Write

Today I'm celebrating the completion of my book manuscript, Christ is For Us!! And no, the exclamation points will not be part of the book title when it's published by Abingdon Press later this year. Christ is For Us is a lectionary Bible study series for Lent 2017, so I imagine that the exclamation points would be a … Continue reading 17 Quotes that will Inspire You to Finish What You Write

Why I’m Happy to Have a Little Lent in My Advent This Year

In these days of Advent when most everyone I know is thinking about Christmas, this year I have Lent on my mind. In part, it's because Advent and Lent have a lot in common. Just as the weeks of Advent prepare us for Christmas, so the weeks of Lent prepare us for Easter. Historically, both … Continue reading Why I’m Happy to Have a Little Lent in My Advent This Year