Blog Drought

Interesting. Over the course of four years, this blog has rarely dried up for very long. Why did it do so in the last week?

Apparently, I have finite writing energies, and those energies are finally being put to use. Even my dissertation failed to spend them all! But now I’m writing a new textbook for the BJU Press Bible Truths series. It’s called “The Story of the Old Testament,” and it means putting a lot of my rhetoric over the last several years to the test. Can junior-highers understand the story of Scripture? Are some books like Kings just too hard to fit into that story?

It’s exhausting to process a lot of information and spit it out in a form appropriate for eighth-graders, but it’s rewarding, too. I hope that many of them will catch on to the Bible’s storyline about thirteen years earlier in their lives’ timelines than I did.

I appreciate the prayers of those who think to pray.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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