2015 Leader Team Posts

Five things I’ve learned from Blogging by Jody Collins

“All things great are wound up with all things little.”  Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery      When I went back to school to become a teacher  at the ripe young age of 36, I joined a growing wave of what was known as ‘re-entry students.’ Our particular wave was comprised of young men, business folk […]

The 2015 Risk was worth it

  By Cornelia Becker Seigneur What an amazing experience at our Faith & Culture Writers Conference this past weekend! I am exhausted and over-did it and felt it at night. I needed to rest more during the days. I will pay later for it later. But, I am so grateful to be alive (truly!)  And, […]

A Welcome Letter from FCWC Director

  By Cornelia Becker Seigneur On behalf of the entire Faith & Culture Writers Conference Leadership Team, I want to welcome you to the Expanded 2015 Faith & Culture Writers Conference – Rough Draft: From Blank To Beautiful. Last year you spoke, saying you wanted more time for fellowship and legroom — in short, more […]

Stop hiding from fear of failure

By Marc Alan Schelske Like you, I’ve got a project I’m supposed to be working on.  I’m supposed to be completing the written content for an online course I’m developing. Most of the time I’m pretty focused on getting things done. Most of the time. But right now, I’m finding myself infinitely distracted. So many […]

When writing, find your Nancy

By Jody Collins When I began blogging almost 3 years ago I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Maybe you’ve felt the same way? I was welcomed by a few new online friends into the High Calling network and encouraged to pursue my passion.  In just three years, God has shown me a few […]

God, gender and the use of pronouns

By Tony Kriz  Today on “Off The Highway,” The Shack and Cross Roads author, William Paul Young (whom we just announced is a featured Faith & Culture Writers Conference speaker), addresses an issue for which he is, uniquely, both a lightning rod and a thoughtful scholar.  In The Shack, Paul famously embodies God the Father, “Papa,” […]

Dare to create in world of hushes

By  Brooke Perry We’ve all had it, that moment where we release the inner weapons of our mind and soul. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? When we feel that blast of icy cold freedom, thoughts come easily like gifts and life seems like an adventure we can tackle one stroke of a […]

Tell your naked honest truth

By Marc Schelske I started calling myself a writer a little more than a year ago.  The truth is that I’ve been writing all of my life. I’ve got a stack of book starts buried in lost corners of my computer. I’ve been writing original content in the course of my employment for almost 20 […]

The Quest for Epiphany

 by Tony Kriz There is something that happens when pen hits the page, when pixels populate the screen. It is like the unknown becomes known.  It doesn’t always happen that way.  In fact it is the categorical opposite of predictable, of formulaic, but when it happens, it is magic. Writing transcends consciousness. I am not a […]