Blair Linne on Finding Her Father

A new podcast, updates on my new role and some of my latest columns for World and USA Today

I’m pumped about this week’s podcast with Blaire Linne, writer, actress, spoken word artist. Blaire’s book, Finding My Father is a fantastic memoir of growing up without a dad, mixing both her personal story of finding hope in her Heavenly Father and an apologetic for faithful fatherhood.

I had the chance to talk to Blaire on The Way Home. We talked about what it was like to talk about her story in public like this, the painful journey of going back through her life and retelling her story. We also discussed how the church really became a refuge for her and her husband Shai as they navigated marriage and parenting. Lastly, she has a word for those who have a complicated relationship with their dads. I do hope you give it a listen:

A few other items of interest:

  • If you didn’t see it already, I’ve accepted a position as Director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Theological Seminary. So our family is making a move to Forth Worth over the next several months. Right now I’m working on getting the Center up and running and getting settled in at SWBTS.

  • I had the chance to preach in chapel a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. God has been good to us in this season and we are grateful for this new opportunity.

  • My monthly contribution to USA Today is on the path forward for evangelicals. Spoiler alert: I’m hopeful about our movement.

  • I’ve also published a couple of columns at World:

    1. A Political Upset in Virginia” on the ramifications of the stunning election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor of VA.

    2. "The Strange Tale of Julia, Leo, and Linda” on the stories the governments likes to tell about the way it shapes our lives and the crucial part of the story that is missing.

  • Lastly, just a note about what I’m working on. Edits are about to arrive for The Characters of Creation from Moody. I’m in the midst of writing a Bible study on spiritual gifts for Lifeway and have another project in the works that I can’t announce yet.

  • Lastly, if you are thinking about Christmas (and why wouldn’t you be?), then can I encourage you to consider The Characters of Christmas?