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This year is already shaping up to be a fruitful one. I wanted to take a few minutes to update you, my friends and supporters, with news and plans concerning projects this year.
As many of you know, I was contracted last year to write a volume on the doctrine of Holy Scripture for a new introductory series on systematic theology for Canon Press. That draft is nearly complete and I hope to turn in the manuscript in just a matter of days! This will be a short but (hopefully) accessible volume for those wading into the wild world of theological discourse. So keep your eye out for that one!
For those who have been following my “Sunday Stories from the South,” I am happy to report that The Abbeville Institute has graciously extended an invitation to publish select entries online twice a month. These have been incredibly fun for me. It is my sincere hope that a publisher will take an interest in them and offer me an opportunity to put these and others like them into print! The theme of my people and place is important to me, and I would love to share these with a wider audience. Help me pray to that end.
I have also been slowly chipping away at a novel. My hope is to have a first draft of that finished by the Fall. Many of you have encouraged this project, and for that I am most grateful.
I am also excited about the prospect of publishing more widely this year in a certain venerable magazine (details to follow once the first article is in print). Honestly, for the past several year all I have wanted to do is be a writer and scratch out a meager living at it. This is becoming more dream than reality with each passing month.
But alas, the day job is still a concern. Things in our corner of the logistics world are still incredibly sluggish due to supply chain issues and the residual affects of prolonged shutdowns. Though we are working, work is slow.
Many of you have been quite generous. I pray that you will continue to be. By your help and the grace of a Good God, every day sees me nearer to realizing my dream of being a full-time writer. If you have been blessed, encouraged, entertained, or benefitted at all from my work, I am asking you to partner with me.
I am in need of a few items to be able to record future podcast episode, interviews, and audio stories. There is also a need for books and journals for research purposes. And living in an out of the way rural area as I do, even the cost of internet for day to day tasks is exorbitant. So I am asking you to prayerfully consider supporting us monthly or with a one-time donation. Though my aspirations are quite big, there is no gift too small.
I have hesitated to implore you in such a direct fashion, but several of my friends have said to me, “Tell us what you need. Tell us how we can help. You would be surprised at just how many people would love an opportunity to do so.” Frankly, I have been—and continue to be—surprised.
If you are among those who would like to contribute to these and other projects, here are a few ways that you can do so.
1.) Monthly Patreon support. This allows you to pledge donations from $10 a month and upwards.
4.) Substack subscriptions. You may upgrade your free subscription to an monthly subscription ($5), or choose an annual subscription. In addition to helping me, this allows you access to some content that is not available to others.
5.) Pray. Your prayers keep us going. Please make a note to remember me as often as you can. Those who don’t have any disposal income are no less our supporters when they mention our name in the courts of Heaven.
Forgive me if I have been either too crass or too bold. But I am reminded of St. Paul’s words, “Ye have not because ye ask not.” I would hate to be only a hair’s breadth from realizing my goals simply because I was too afraid to say, “I need your help.”