Many of you may not know this, but in addition to being a blogger, I also write books. My first book is called The New 95 Theses, and it is currently in the last round of editing, so it can be published. I am very excited about this work, and I am excited to see it crawl off the dusty shelf, and into the known world. I worked on it for an entire year, pouring my heart and soul into it, and it has sat stagnant for 7 years. I have been editing it, and I am always amazed when I read something profound and think, “Man, I wrote that 7 years ago?!?” It’s a neat journey.
The idea for the book first came to me while attending an undergraduate philosophy program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). I had recently been separated from the Navy, and I was ready to find my place in academia and the pastorate. After a few nights of pleasure reading, I was able to scribble in a journal all the things that worried me, or some key points that I believed I needed to bring to my professor. After filling a page, I decided to write a book instead. The New 95 Theses seemed appropriate. After all, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of his Seminary. The difference? He was a professor, not a student.
Either way, I am really excited about this book. I hope you are, too! It is two units. The first unit covers an in-depth look at the Gospel from Creation to Jesus. The second unit is more topical in its approach, but all of the book pulls heavy from scripture, but not much else. I didn’t feel the need to weigh it down with all these footnotes from other people that agreed or disagreed with me. I wanted to work to stand alone, and to be judged only by the scripture. I will be keeping everyone updated as the time to publish gets closer. In the meantime, thanks for reading my blog. I hope you have an excellent day! Wagen, over and out.