God wants you to be miserable–and other lies

I moved to beautiful Sydney just over a year ago, and let me tell you—there is a lot to like about this city! Beautiful warm days, gorgeous beaches, great food, and the people are pretty friendly too. And yet I get the distinct feeling the city is out to get me. Last year I heard…

How I combat writer’s block

One of our writers sent me a question this week: how do I combat writer’s block? The struggle is real! I’m guessing most, if not all, of us have experienced writer’s block at some stage. Here are a few things I find helpful: Go for a walk. It might sound counterproductive, but light exercise will…

How to write a faith-inspired opinion piece

I work with a fantastic group of young writers who are pros at mining their everyday lives for inspiration for comment pieces. It can sometimes be tricky to strike the right balance with a faith-based opinion piece. The most common pitfall is resisting the temptation to turn your piece into a devotional or a sermon….