Writing Archive

Why an Atheist Might Not Think the Bible is All That Special

How could anyone reject the Bible? Believing in the Bible’s divinity can be pretty tough once you begin to read it like any other book.

What Would You Write for the Future Library Project?

If your book was for an audience one century in the future, what would you write?

What the Bible Looks Like When Compared to Fantasy Fiction

While comparing the Bible to fantasy fiction is not likely to settle well with about 28 percent of Americans, I did exactly that for On Faith this week.

Consider No Evil: Academic Freedom and Religious Higher Education

If you've wondered why theology plays such a prominent role in guiding and policing Christian higher education, then check out my new book, "Consider No Evil."

The Month My New Book Released and I Left My Full-Time Faculty Position

The Discarded Image is about accepting new ways of looking at the world; this month I did that by leaving my full-time faculty position.

Stephen King on Books as Magic

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing

3 for Thursday: 3 Things Your Research Tells Me About You

Your research says something about you that you may not know. When you have not done the legwork, just remember that you aren't fooling your professors.

Quoted: Eudora Welty on Reader Response

“Reader and writer...Don’t we want and don’t we understand the same thing? A story of beauty and passion, some fresh approximation of human truth?” ~ Eudora Welty, On Writing
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