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 23

Chris Martin

Thinking About Platform and Social Media

Chris Martin is the Co-Creator and Chief Content Officer at LifeWay Social. He helps a select group of authors to engage with their audiences online. He joins me to talk about social media and platform.
00:00 45:07

Episode 22

Ryan Lokkesmoe

Paul on Influence and Writing

Ryan is a church planter and author of Paul and His Team. We talk making the transition from academic writing, handling influence, and our images of leadership.
00:00 47:54

Episode 21

Scott Sauls

The Dangers and Pitfalls of Platform

Scott Sauls is a pastor and published author. He joins me to talk about how writing impacts a congregation and the pitfalls of success and platform.
00:00 43:30

Episode 20

Os Guinness

The Pastor and Writer as Subversive

Os Guinness is one of the world's foremost Christian thinkers. His books such as The Call, have already become modern Christian classics. Os joins me to talk about the lost art of persuasion and how pastors and writers must learn to be subversive.
00:00 38:15

Episode 19

Mick Silva

Evaluating Your Book Idea

As a long time editor and writing coach, Mick knows how to spot a good idea, and he knows how to help clarify your idea into a book project worth working on. Mick joins me to share his questions for evaluation.
00:00 57:59

Episode 18

Michelle Ule

The Story Behind The Most Popular Devotional

Michelle Ule is the author of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, the story behind the world's most popular devotional, My Utmost For His Highest. She joins me to talk about the Chambers' story, writing, and biographies.
00:00 42:59

Episode 17

Chase Replogle

Your Clichés Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Every writer knows to avoid cliché, but we still can't help ourselves. What do they suggest about our writing? They are more dangerous than you might expect.
00:00 22:50

Episode 16

Matt Smethurst

Listening and Asking Good Questions

Matt Smethurst is an author, church elder, and editor at the Gospel Coalition. He joins me to talk about his role in editing and his Bible Study on 1 & 2 Thessalonians.
00:00 40:48

Episode 15

Drew Dyck

An Editor's Advice for New Authors

Drew Dyck is an acquisitions editor for Moody Publishers, a senior editor for Christianity Today Pastors, and the author of Generation Ex-Christian and Yawning at Tigers. He joins me to talk writing and publishing.
00:00 40:25

Episode 14

Chase Replogle

Why Poor Writing Comes So Naturally

Writing is hard. But it's hard for more reasons than the grammar and vocabulary. Revising requires a certain amount of self-awareness and great writers learn to keep themselves off the page.
00:00 18:19

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