Pastor Writer: The Calling and Craft of Christian Writing


There are a lot of online resources for starting a blog, building an email list, and getting a book published. This isn’t one of them. I want to ask deeper questions. How do you deal with insecurity as you write? How do you grow in the craft of writing Christian non-fiction? Where do the roles of pastor and writer intersect? How can you objectively evaluate your own writing?

Join me as I interview pastors, authors, and writing experts in my own journey to better understand the calling and the craft of Christian writing.


Pastor Writer: The Calling and Craft of Christian Writing navigateright Episode

Phil Collins — Prompts for Engaging Scripture & The Abide Bible

Dr. Phil Collins is currently the co-executive director at Taylor University’s Center for Scripture Engagement. As a part of his work, Dr. Collins has lead workshops on how to effectively engage with the Bible. 

He holds his B.A. in Bible Literature and Christian Education from Taylor University, an M.A. in Christian Education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University. 

Ordained in 1994, Dr. Collins served 6 years in youth ministry with Youth for Christ as well as 10 years of ministry as Youth Pastor in a church setting.

In addition to his role as the general editor for The Abide Bible, Dr. Collins has been a full-time Christian Ministries professor at Taylor University since 1999. 

He joins me today to talk about the Abide Bible. The Abide Bible is a unique tool for discovering Scripture at a deeper level. Specially crafted prompts guide readers to engage biblical passages with more depth and imagination than ever before. By considering scriptural truth via classic art, journaling, and praying biblical texts, readers enjoy fresh, life-altering encounters with God and His Word.