Writing has always been an effective way of influencing people. Just think about the impact of the letters of the New Testament, or the way people follow blog posts today. In our country, where the church is tragically underfed, there is a massive need for good resources. And writing articles is a good way to help people grow in their understanding of Scripture and have a Scriptural perspective on God, our lives, the church, and the world.
Writing is a discipline which is one of the ways of using the gifts and talents that God has given us. Additionally, we all would have experienced that putting things down in writing forces us to think about them deeply about topics. This is good for writers’ theological development, and can be a blessing to readers. As you consider taking on the task of writing articles, remember that the purpose is to spread Biblical articles with good theology on various topics for people in our Indian churches.
Keep in mind that we are writing and applying truths for real people in the church, not assignments to be graded. This means articles should be:
Length of the articles: 1-2 Pages.
The aim is not to write long treatises, but blog articles which people can read through and understand in a few minutes. It is often harder to express ideas in fewer words, but this discipline will help to sharpen our thinking and make us precise. If something can’t be said well in a short article, it might be better to write 2 articles instead of 1!
Some practical tips for writing: