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I used to write when I was in the mood or felt inspired. Anymore, I write whether I feel inspired or not. It’s a discipline.…
There’s no authoritarian structure at Reed College, but the education is conservative. So what you have is a lot of students who are very authentically…
I think, in the grand epic, Jesus is the hero of our stories. And our stories, as they were, are subplots in a grand epic…
I think it’s very hard for us, for Christians, to understand that it’s okay to read a book, for instance, on how to manage your…
I tend to write first drafts that are incredibly cognitive, very rational, very boring. They come off as justification. Like, ‘This is my idea and…
I started ‘Storyline’ after I’d accomplished all my goals and still wasn’t happy. I’d become a ‘New York Times’ bestselling author, which was my goal…
The reason I like writing a memoir is because it isn’t preachy.
Meaning is something we experience more than we attain. It’s like finding a nice, easy current in a river that carries you through life.
People are lonely. They want company and your book can provide them company and a little bit of hope. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
It confuses me that Christian living is not simpler. The gospel, the very good news, is simple.
I’m not a pastor; I’ve never been on staff at a church.
I love writing books – I really do. If I could just quit everything and work on a book every day, I would love that…
I think that’s the true litmus test for someone who has become closer to Jesus: their heart is more loving, accepting, childlike, less believing that…
We don’t naturally want to take responsibility for our lives. We want to give the responsibility to someone else. We blame them when our lives…
One of the things I love about our source text as Christians, the Bible, is that it teaches us not to avoid conflict. And it…
Life is a story. You and I are telling stories; they may suck, but we are telling stories. And we tell stories about the things…
Most of us are waiting. We’re waiting for something interesting to happen. And I think we’re going to wait forever if we don’t do something…
The most important thing that happens within Christian spirituality is when a person falls in love with Jesus.
I think understanding your life as a story is a really terrific way of kind of knowing where you are and knowing who you are.
If you have a beautiful story, it has to have conflict. If you don’t have conflict, it can’t be a good story.
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