Creative Writing and Evangelization

We need our writing to show forth what is good, true, and beautiful in an intentional way that is artistically compelling while presenting the faith as meaningful through the power of the imagination. This involves a lot of skills that require time to learn and do well. Dr. Holly Ordway's course is for anyone interested in creative writing and the power of writing for evangelization. You will find insight into the way the imagination works for evangelization and explore different forms and genres as you discover how to get started and grow as an author. We'll look at the foundations of the writer's life, both practical and spiritual. We'll also look at the writing process and different forms: creative non-fiction, personal testimonies, poetry, fiction, drama, and more. All of this will give you a view of the great range, diversity, and opportunity that writing provides for evangelization.
Dr. Holly Ordway · Release Date: April 18, 2022

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Dr. Holly Ordway

Dr. Holly Ordway is Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of "Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages" (published January 2021, Word on Fire Academic), "Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith" (Emmaus Road, 2017) and "Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms" (Ignatius, 2014). Dr. Ordway is also Visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, and a published poet. Her academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics and the writings of the Inklings, especially C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Learn more at

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