S1 Ep9: Kristy Dempsey

Jonathan and Kristy talk about her new book Papa Put a Man on the Moon (written in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing), the process of writing and publishing picture books, the difference between “sweetie pies” and “smart alecks” in character arcs, and her own family’s proximity to the moon landing itself.

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S1 Ep7: Doug McKelvey

Jonathan and Doug discuss the search for “a word that rhymes with everything” and how this search characterizes Doug’s writing process aesthetically, morally, and theologically.

Doug McKelvey is the author of Every Moment Holy, a book of liturgies for everyday moments in life. 

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S1 Ep6: Russ Ramsey

Jonathan and Russ go back and forth about the fine line between fact and fiction, the fallibility of human memory, and where truth comes from, specifically as these issues pertain to Russ’s memoir Struck.

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S1 Ep4: Christopher Williams

Jonathan Rogers interviews Christopher Williams about his new concept album, We Will Remember, based on the book of Joel. As Jonathan says, “You’ve never heard a better concept album based on a minor prophet.” They discuss their love-hate relationships with deadlines, the difference between writing a song and writing a novel, and what the book of Joel has to say to today’s church.

S1 Ep2: Pete Peterson

Jonathan Rogers and Pete Peterson discuss playwriting, the secrets to a compelling story, and Pete’s upcoming stage adaptation of Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place.

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