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It’s time for another round of guest blogger posts

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in guest blogger | Comments Off

It’s time for another round of guest blogger posts

Earlier this week, I had a great email exchange. The brother who I was interacting with has given me permission to use part of the email exchange as a “guest blogger” post.

Over the years, I’ve published many “guest blogger” post. These are posts written by other people, but published here on my blog. Like this latest post, most of the earlier “guest blogger” posts began as email correspondence. (Choose the “guest blogger” category in the right-hand sidebar – or click here – to see some of the “guest blogger” posts on my site.)

However, early in 2011, I began inviting people to write posts specifically to be published here as “guest blogger” posts. I’ve done this a few times since then, and, as far as I’m concerned, it’s been a huge success.

In fact, the most read post on my blog of all time (forever and ever) is a “guest blogger” post from last year called “How does the church respond to poverty?” I think that one of the reasons that post is so popular is that the writer tells her story. She doesn’t just wax eloquent on issues of theology. She tells the real story of her family living in poverty and how the church as responded to them – the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Would you like to tell part of your story too? If so, I’d love to publish it. And, if you prefer to “wax eloquent,” feel free to do that too.

I only ask that your post somehow connect to the church – the people of God gathered together – since that is the focus of this blog. Also, I ask that the post be under 1000 words. If you need more than 1000 words, then I would prefer to split it into multiple posts. (I typically publish “guest blogger” posts on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. EST.)

Many of my regular readers and commenters have written “guest blogger” posts here. I always appreciate hearing your stories and your perspectives. I’ve also found that these “guest blogger” posts can get a good deal of discussion.

If you are interested in writing a “guest blogger” post, send me an email at aknox [at] sebts [dot] edu.