Readers of the blog may have noticed a certain slump in my usual activity. There is a method to my laziness. I’ve slowed down for the summer, then I went on a fantastic pilgrimage to France where I did not have the time or the constant Wi-fi of which I am dependent.
However, I have also been going through somewhat of a personal transition over the summer. I’ve been taking time to re-assess my priorities, look again at my writing and what I should be doing. As you will know, the whole media-communications scene keeps shifting. Traditional writing is giving way to more and more words expended on the ever hungry internet. Should I write any more books? I think not. Then I have an idea for one. Then I get started and I need to finish. Then there’s podcasting. I love doing it, but it takes time for me to produce them all and the need for getting video content out is nagging at me.
Plus I have ideas for drama and fiction that I would really like to do. Shall I put off the journalistic writing, blogging and theological book writing for the plays and fiction that are bubbling in my brain? If you have any insights or advice I would be glad to hear it.
But in the meantime, I’ll keep blogging and posting archived articles for the Donor Subscribers at least once a week if I can. Sorry that for the last month or so this part of the blog has slipped!
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Here are this week’s four articles:
- Can Evangelicals and Catholic Be Friends? – This piece reflects on the extraordinary meeting between Pope Francis and some American Evangelical Charismatic leaders.
- A Chestertonian Riddle – What are miracles? God’s practical joke on materialists?
- Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire – This is chapter nine of my book Quest for the Creed. In the Archived Articles upload I’m giving a chapter of this book week by week. Eventually Donor Subscribers will have the whole book free.
- Conversion or Conquest? – What is the response to the threat of radical Islam?
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