Chuck Lawless: Writing to the Glory of God

Why does it matter that you write well? Dr. Chuck Lawless addressed this question at the keynote address of Southeastern’s From Thought to Page: An Event for Scholars and Bloggers writing conference. (Read a recap of the event.)

I do think it’s really important that we think about how we do what we do when we communicate. And so what I want to do is just spend some time this morning just laying that groundwork. Why does it matter that we write? Not just write, but communicate with the understanding that what we do, we do for the glory of God. So if you have your Bible, let me take you to a couple of places that I want us to think about as we consider this topic this morning.

I want to go first to 1 Corinthians 10:31. You likely are familiar with this text because we run to this text anytime we want to think about this kind of topic, that what we do, we need to do for the glory of God. So I take us back there to hear it again. Here’s what Paul says,

So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

So there’s a simple statement for all of us, that whatever we’re doing… we have to do for the glory of God. …Read More.