sketches from Scripture illuminate Scripture through everyday storytelling, written by author and filmmaker paul andrew skidmore. some entries are metaphoric or allegories, most are simply inspired by the Scripture prompt.
most are first drafts; i do these as exercises a few days a week to stay sharp with my writing skills or experiment with some aspect of writing i’d like to work on. my expertise as both a writer and a theologian are essentially “armchair” level, so please manage your expectations accordingly.
my process is:
find a Verse of the Day somewhere for a prompt
spend ~25m freewriting about possibilities and sketching out a story
spend ~25m writing a very short fiction inspired by the Scripture selection
quick edit for spelling & grammar
post one weekly
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unless otherwise stated, all Scripture references are taken from the Christian Standard Bible.
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