#26: On theology and writing with Nicholas Davis.

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There’s seemingly no lack of Christian blogs and writing ministries today. Everywhere you turn, there appears to be another upstart site hoping to gain a small sliver of the ever-increasing traffic of readers. Yet, despite the shear weight of online resources to be had, I would say there’s always room for more. There’s also more room for gospel conversation on a medium that’s largely used for more sordid forms of entertainment. Because the gospel can never be accused of being proclaimed too much or too loudly. Such is what Nicholas and I attempt to speak to in this conversation.

It was a thrill to speak with Nicholas for this latest edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast. He’s a pastor, editor, content curator, writer, husband, and father. He’s a man of many hats. A bi-vocational minister who understands the hardships that come along with that role. In this episode, Nick and I seek to speak to the reality of the bi-vocational pastor, the common pitfalls that often ensue, and the ways one can find balance in that position. We also speak to the significance of Christian writing and offer helpful advice for other young, avid writers. I think you’re going to love this episode and find many encouraging bits on the beauty of God’s mercy that condescends to our mess.


Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God’s Story, Michael Horton

Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World, Michael Horton

Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church, Michael Horton

Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Embracing the Heart of the Gospel, Michael Horton

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life, Michael Horton

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, Tim Keller

Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith, Jen Pollock Michel

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more by going to CSBible.com.


Nicholas lives in San Diego, California with his wife and three sons. There, he serves as the lead pastor of Redemption Church. He’s also an editor and content curator for White Horse Inn and Core Christianity — ministries for which he’s also a regular contributor. He’s also written for Modern Reformation magazine. Be sure to check out his blog, as well, and follow him on Twitter, @mundaneminister.


Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.