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 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

Episode 13

Doug Newton

Tackling A Three Book Series

Doug Newton spent 40 years as a pastor and ministry leader. He knew writing was a part of his call and this year published a three-part book series entitled Fresh Eyes. We discuss his process and organizational techniques.
00:00 50:07

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

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