OMSC Writing Workshop: “To the Glory of God: Putting Your Story into Words”

This week OMSC residents and outside auditors have been inspired and empowered to write their own story. This wonderful journey is being led by Dr. Leslie Williams. Dr. Williams has taught writing for over twenty years to students at Midland College in Texas.  She is a former Fellow of Yale Divinity School, where she has researched and written her own books, most recently a biography of Reformer Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII’s first Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury (Eerdmans), and a contemporary defense of Christianity, When Anything Goes: Being Christian in a Post-Christian World (Abingdon).

This week our workshop has focused on the importance of telling your own story, learning how to communicate your faith journey to others using the written word.  Writing an autobiographical story is not the same as writing a sermon, a treatise, or an analysis of your faith; it requires a different vocabulary, structure, and mind-set.  The workshop has focused on how each believer continues to spread the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, telling how He has moved in each particular life, as we seek to spread his kingdom to others through our faith.

Enjoy the below slideshow of this week’s seminar by clicking on the photo below.