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 12

Mike Loomis

Your Personal Brand Is Your Calling

Mike Loomis is the author of Your Brand is Calling: Build a Personal Brand to Reflect and Connect. He is a strategic partner to bestselling authors, non-profits, and publishers, helping them develop compelling and authentic brands.
00:00 29:37

Episode 11

Rachelle Gardner

On The Publishing Process

Rachelle Gardner joins me to discuss the traditional publishing process. From finding an agent to the proposal process, Rachelle walks us through the process and landscape of the Christian publishing industry.
00:00 38:51

Episode 10

Alan Baker

Books, Books, Books: What We're Reading

Pastor, author, and coach, Alan Baker joins me to discuss books. From pastoral resources to reading for the spiritual life, your Amazon wish-list is about to get a lot longer.
00:00 57:28

Episode 09

Chase Replogle

Lessons Learned So Far

I'll be answering the questions as Thien Doan, host of The Prolific Christian Writer podcast, talks with me about lessons learned and my latest project, Discontented: How Your Heart's Desires Betray You.
00:00 48:47

Episode 08

Mary DeMuth

Finding Your Writing Voice

Mary DeMuth is one of the best known Christian writers, having written over 30 books and mentoring hundreds of writers through her site, Book Launch Mentor. Our discussion moves from learning to trust your voice to surrounding yourself with good advice.
00:00 36:10

Episode 07

Chase Replogle

Burn the Book: Obsessed with Getting Published

Getting published can become an obsession. There is so much to learn, so much to do, so much advice to take. In this episode, I share how I have struggled and come to terms with my own obsession with getting published.
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Episode 06

Dick Foth

Why Writers and Pastors Need Good Friends

Dick has been a missionary, a pastor, a college president, a coach, and a writer, but one theme permeates his entire life—friendship. Dick lives it and teaches it. We were created for relationships. We lead by it, write by it and live by it.
00:00 55:33

Episode 05

Dr. Joy Qualls

How We Talk About Things Matters

Dr. Qualls joins me to talk about communication trends in the church. We discuss why pastors should consider how they communicate and how it relates to writing. Without consideration, we run the risk of blindly participating in a form of communication more shaped by consumerism than the gospel.
00:00 65:51

Episode 04

Blake Atwood

Being Objective About Your Writing

Blake is a freelance editor, writer, and educator. He is the author of Don't Fear The Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an Editor. He is also the host of the All Apprentices Podcast.
00:00 47:32

Episode 03

Michelle DeRusha

Writing Your Own Story

Michelle Derusha joins me to talk about memoir and the challenge of telling your own story. Michell is the author of Spiritual Misfit: A Memoir of Uneasy Faith.
00:00 45:13

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