Today, I’m announcing a new writing project.
Well, sort of. I don’t really like to announce things while success is far from certain. I didn’t even tell my wife I was blogging until I had been doing it for a month. So I’m really just announcing that I have a new writing project that I’m working on. I don’t really want to get specific on it just yet. But it’s a rather “bookish” sort of project, and I’m pretty excited about it. I realized that in my time blogging, I’ve written close to a quarter million words, so I probably had enough energy to write another fifty thousand or so words on top of blogging.
Now for the exciting part. You can help me with my new writing project!
I am so amazed by the incredible community we have here and all the discussion that takes place. I gain new insights almost every day from what you, the readers actually write. It must be true that I have the smartest readers in the world (which I suspected when you started reading my blog, by the way.) I’ve drawn from many of our online conversations and exchanges for the inspiration for my new project.
But now, a few months into development, I realize I need more insights from you. So today, I’ve got a handful of specific questions that I need you to answer. You can answer one or all of them. You can give me a very short answer or if the inspiration hits, you can give me something more. It’s all helpful to me. If this turns out to be helpful, we may do this a few more times over the coming weeks or months.
So, if you want to help me out, and be a part of something potientially awesome, here’s today’s three questions:
If you grew up in church, how many kids in your Sunday school or youth group do you know that stopped practicing their faith after high school or college? If you yourself quit church after high school or college, why?
If you lived in a Christian home: how good were your parents at teaching you about faith as a child? Did you parents do most of the work of teaching you about faith, or was it left up to the church to teach you what you needed to know?
How confident are you in your ability to teach your children about faith? Do you depend on the church to teach your kids about faith, or are you better able to teach your kids about faith?
If you can answer any of those questions, I’d really appreciate it! Oh, and if you know any “publish-y” type of people who I may want to talk to about my bookish project, that’d be great too. Like I said, success on this is far from certain…but it’s still okay to dream, huh?
Hopefully this is a needless disclaimer, but: by answering these questions, you acknowledge that my blog and everything on it belongs to me, including your comments. That means I may use your comments in whole or in part, and if they are published in any form, and if I make a million zillioin dollars and buy a swimming pool shaped like my face, you are not entitled to any of my Christian millionaire money.