Wait, didn't you just release a new book in June? Why, yes, I did. The story goes that I sent a proposal for Wonder and Whiskey pretty much on a lark, just to see what would happen. When I didn't hear back for a while I assumed that nothing would come of it, and turned my attention to the idea for Prayer in Motion instead. Then in the middle of receiving some interest for the latter, I heard back from Wipf and Stock about publishing the former. So as strange as it seems for me to be publishing two books pretty much back to back, it's all due to a fortunate series of events and coincidental timing.
So, what's this book about? As a pastor and spiritual director, I've accumulated enough anecdotal evidence that a lot of people find prayer difficult either because they don't thi…
I've been blogging for almost 14 years. I started back in 2005, in the middle of what many may call this medium's heyday, which was roughly 2002-2009 or so (it might have actually ended sooner than that).
Obviously, I still blog. But my attitude toward it has changed, which perhaps reflects the larger shifts that this practice has undergone over the years.
It used to be that "everybody who's anybody" had a blog. For a while, it was one's primary method of sharing one's opinions with the world in an online format. Now many who used to keep one have moved on to other social media sites and share their views in different ways.
I admit that even I don't read nearly as many blogs as I used to. But there was something about what blogging used to be that I still miss and can't seem to be able to find in this internet practice the way that I used to.
Here are five such things.
1. The Camaraderie - The "blogosphere" used to be more of a community…