I was sitting in a faculty office in Ryland Hall, lamenting my inability to determine a topic for Josephine Humphreys' seminar on non-ficition writing. She asked me what I wanted to write about, and I froze, so in awe of this Hemingway-Prize-winning, New-York-Times-Magazine-writing author. "I don't know," I admitted sheepishly. We sat in silence for a moment. Then Jo looked at me with her trademark warmth and said matter of fact,
Yes! That was it! I wanted to write something True. How did she know?!
Words are the theologian's tools, says John Frame. They are how we get at God, how he lends us access to Himself. Small wonder that both His Book and His Son He calls the Word. "His whole work is an unveiling."
So, as Jo put it, I endeavor to write something True. Words on a page that point to Jesus the "one and only" Word (John 1:14).
Life is a little crazy these days, so I don't write as often as I'd like. Actually, I write all the time, between ministering to students as Youth Director at Walnut Hill Community Church, and in my second life as a full-time seminary student at Gordon-Conwell, and in my just-starting-to-bud freelance career. I guess it's more that I don't blog as often as I'd like--but I'm grateful that you would join me when I do!