Where common memory is lacking, where people do not share in the same past, there can be no […]
Ray Ortlund on Proverbs 1:8-19: Have you ever felt that envy and resentment deep inside? It is where […]
Joseph Loconte on the Great War: For the intellectual class as well as the ordinary man on the […]
Lord, teach us to pray! That request sounds odd to our modern ears. Why would anyone need instruction […]
Charles H. Spurgeon: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you […]
I have always been confused with the difference between a priori and a posteriori so here goes my […]
Garth Rosell on his father and his preacher friends, which included Billy Graham and Harold Ockenga: I remember […]
Garth Rosell in The Surprising Work of God: “The time has arrived,” Ockenga argued, “when the people of […]
In a race to go faster, cheaper and wider, it’s tempting to strip away elegance, ornamentation or subtlety. If you want to reach more people, aim for average.
The market, given a choice, often picks something that’s short-term, shoddy, inane, obvious, cheap, a quick thrill. Given the choice, the market almost never votes for the building, the monument or the civic development it ends up being so proud of a generation later. Think about it: the best way to write an instant bestseller is to aim low…
If you want to write, stay off of social media. There is a fallacy that people keep repeating about writers and communicators: you have to be everywhere.
You can’t be reacting and writing at the same time. If you mean to write, you can’t be responding to everything happening on Facebook. Multi-tasking is a myth. Either you create or react. But you can’t do both. You have to make a choice.
Jeff Goins on writing: Whether you’re starting to tackle writing for the first time or a life-long veteran, […]
Every time I read Ray Ortlund, I’m always pushed towards godliness. True preaching is more than preaching truth. […]