This is a “living” page of articles by Christian writers about Christian writing, updated as I come across worthy additions. It’s my own personal collection of articles by Christian writers I deeply respect and admire. Topics include Christian blogging, platform-building (a constant point of tension for Christian writers), and general encouragement, tips, and advice for Christian writers.
In this interview, Tim Keller touches on pursuing publication, pride and platform, and practices to develop your skill as a writer.
It’s a common question, and John Piper provides insight into how to know if God is calling you to write.
J. I. Packer offers three excellent exhortations for budding writers of Christian nonfiction.
Kevin DeYoung finds books on writing lack a little something. Here, he shares a few simple practices that help him write better.
Randy Alcorn gives Christian writers five key pieces of advice, from the practical to the spiritual.
A simple, practical how-to post. If you’re overwhelmed by all the instruction out there, maybe this post will clarify things and get you refocused on what matters most.
One of the most popular Christian bloggers of all time, Tim Challies offers helpful tips based on his own experience.
Tim Challies gives us 7 good reasons to blog as Christian writers. It’s an encouragement to keep plodding for the benefit of the Body of Christ.
Tim Challies believes there is a present and a future for blogs. He gives us 4 reasons why.
Tim Challies gives 4 reasons why Christian blogs are not what they used to be. This is helpful to reflect on if you’re thinking about starting a blog.
A reflection on the perception people have of bloggers, and Tim’s perspective about his own blogging.
Chris’s personal post is inspiring for seasoned and aspiring bloggers alike.
Acknowledging the common struggle of getting caught up in the technicalities and “extras” of blogging with encouragement to keep it simple.
This is an absolutely vital part of good Christian blogging—the importance of writing about the “things that have gone through the Refiner’s fire”. A favorite post of mine on the topic of Christian blogging.
I appreciate James Williams’s perspective here. The fact that a topic has been covered by a more accomplished writer or a bigger blog doesn’t mean you shouldn’t write about it. I love his reason why.
Trevin Wax chimes in on blogging in general and focuses primarily on personal blogs compared to ministry blogs. An interesting look at the benefits of traditional personal blogs.
Bob Kellemen talks about 3 different kinds of blogging and suggests Christian bloggers consider their voice and audience.
A helpful look at the benefits of blogging for ministry blogs instead of just your personal blog. Some crucial points to consider here.
Glenna Marshall shares about her own journey in writing and why she believes writing is her ministry. “The world needs Christians to use their skills with integrity and excellence so that when we speak of Christ, they see that every corner of our lives has been transformed by the Gospel.”
“My hope is that any reader of this post will be spurred—to keep writing, to keep studying, to keep working, to keep ministering, to keep serving, to keep plodding—to keep doing whatever it is you feel God has asked you to do, even if it feels silly or scary or unnoticed.”
Trillia shares why she doesn’t write for her own blog as frequently as some and reflects on some common, relatable desires and fears of Christian writers.
Quantrilla Ard shares wisdom and encouragement for Christian writers who lack confidence in your calling, your work as a writer, or the gifts God has given you.
Barbara Lee Harper shares how different writing styles have ministered to her even though they’re not overt Bible lessons. She suggests there are many ways to share the gospel through writing.
A completely relatable reflection on the tension between the Christian’s call to humility and the call to let your light shine.
This interview addresses the tension many Christian writers feel about platform-building, Scripture passages to help honor God as you build your platform, dangers to guard against, and more.
In this interview, Susie shares how her perspective on platform-building shifted and offers encouragement and practical ways to serve others through your online platform.
A discussion about the temptation to make your own image an idol while building your brand, and the danger of the sometimes-subtle presence of pride in the heart of a Christian writer.
Is it right and biblical for Christian writers and speakers to strategize and take advantage of resources to grow a bigger following, increase website traffic, and make money? Or should we just “let go and let God”?