Conversations on Writing, Reading, & the Christian Life

Host: Chase Replogle

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Join me as I interview pastors, authors, and writing experts in my journey to better understand the calling and the craft of writing, reading, and living the Christian life.

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Episode 34

Chase Replogle

There's No Sentence Like The First Sentence

Writers pay attention to the first sentence. Writing great first sentences is an art worth practicing.
00:00 23:02

Episode 33

Karl Vaters

Writing and Success for a Small Church Pastor

Karl Vaters is a pastor and author of Small Church Essentials. He blogs at and for Christianity Today. He joins me to talk about writing and success in a small church context.
00:00 53:51

Episode 32

Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Going Viral & First Steps In Author Marketing

Thomas Umstattd Jr. is an author, speaker, and consultant helping authors better market their writing. He is also the co-host of the Novel Marketing Podcast.
00:00 48:17

Episode 31

Karen Swallow Prior

Promiscuous and Virtuous Reading

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is a professor of English at Liberty University and the author of the recently released On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books.
00:00 54:44

Episode 30

Barnabas Piper

Why Writers Need to Stay Curious

Barnabas Piper is an author, blogger, podcaster and Marketing Manager at the publisher, B & H Academic. He joins me to talk about his book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life.
00:00 53:43

Episode 29

Tim Challies

15 Years of Reviewing Books

Tim Challies joins me to talk about his work reviewing more than 15 years of Christian books, plus his own journey as a writer.
00:00 42:55

Episode 28

Chase Replogle

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Why is so much of the advice about writing how to make money as a writer? And what is a professional writer anyway?
00:00 20:01

Episode 27

Janet McHenry

The Writer and Prayer

Janet McHenry is the author of The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She joins me to talk about the relationship between writing and prayer.
00:00 41:29

Episode 26

Russ Ramsey

How Writing Helps You Read Scripture

Russ Ramsey is a Nashville pastor and the author of the recently released Retelling the Story series. He joins me to talk writing, art, and biblical interpretation.
00:00 54:49

Episode 25

Janet Grant

How Hard Is It To Get Published?

Janet Grant is the President and Founder of Books & Such Literary Management. She joins me to talk realistically about the journey of traditional publishing.
00:00 45:57

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