THE VILLAGE CHURCH

Christians Should Be Eternal Optimists
Sinful Things to Say in Conflict
Don’t Weaponize Your Wound
The Idol of Idolatry
Singleness Shows Us the Gospel Too
Living Water at a Broken Well

FOR THE CHURCH

The Problem With Our Complementarianism
Why I Am A Complementarian
Lip Service Theology

The Gospel Coalition

The Book on Singleness I've Been Waiting For
Start Being So Emotional
How Singleness Prepared Me for Barrenness
Jen Hatmaker and the True Source of Our Moxie

When He Feels Far Off
Don't Drink the Dirty Water
Who Will Teach the Women Who Want to be Taught
Discerning Gluttons
Doubt Your Doubts
Jesus Has Not Left the Building
Leadership is Lonely
Hospitality on Tap
Designing to Draw Attention
Increase Their Joy: three ways to encourage pastors

Christianity Today

Jack Deere Went Through Hell to Come to Faith
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
This Christmas, I'm Defining Family by My Single Friends

To the Christian Men & Women Debating Yoga Pants
Dating by Q&A
Church: Set Up Your Singles
Beautiful Beyond Our Control
Missional Living Doesn't Wait for Marriage
Why Singles Belong in Church Leadership
Beyond the Echo Chamber on Gender Roles

Save Your Souls: Stop Writing
God Will Give You the Words, So Don't Steal These
Public Displays of Christian Affection
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
When Doubt Is More than Just a Season

LIFEWAY VOICES

Celebrity Christians and Our Own Idolatry
It's Not All Going To Burn
On Graying Toward Glory
Feast on the Lord During Lent
4 Ingredients of a Good Apology
We Are Unfinished, Yet He Loves Us
At Peace and In Place
Thanking God For Everything
In This Life You Will Grow Up
Personality Assessments and The Wondrous Knowledge of Being Known

RISEN MOTHERHOOD

Because We Could Not Stop For Death: Miscarriage and the Believer

She Reads Truth

GIVE THANKS: God's Discipline
GIVE THANKS: When Jesus Gave Thanks
HABAKKUK: Habakkuk's Prayers
I, II CORINTHIANS: Sufficient Grace
I, II CORINTHIANS: The Light of the Gospel
I, II CORINTHIANS: Love, the Superior Way
NEHEMIAH: Ezra Read God's Law to the People
NEHEMIAH: I Stood Against Social Justice
PSALMS FOR PRAYER: A Prayer for Guidance
I, II TIMOTHY AND TITUS: Struggles in the Christian Life
I, II TIMOTHY AND TITUS: Instructions on Prayer
LENT: Wednesday: Jesus Is Anointed for Burial

GENESIS: Abraham & Sarah
LENT: The Purpose of Prayer
LENT: The Practice of Prayer
LENT: The Power of Prayer
ACTS: Evidence of the Spirit's Work
ACTS: Paul Preaches to the Jews in Jerusalem
ACTS: Paul Appeals to Caesar
MOURNING & DANCING: Fallen and Redeemed Work
MARK: The Chief Cornerstone
HOSEA: Promise of Restoration
I, II, III JOHN: Walk in Love
JOSHUA: Israel Cannot Stand Alone

FATHOM MAG

Second Wife, Second Life
Gather Your Seashells While Ye May

REVIVE OUR HEARTS

A Complicated Faith
When You're Walked Over, Pushed Aside, Overlooked: Outdo
When the Words of My Mouth Are Pleasing Mostly to Me
When Am I the Older Woman?
Singleness in the Church
Women Teaching in the Church?

Deeper Church

Some of Our Parts
The Saintly Sinners of Evangelicalism
Shoots and Shrubs, Sin and Stories
Shake and Burn
Closed Up With Flesh
A Beautiful Thing in a Broken World
Mark Driscoll isn't My Pastor
When You Don't Get What You Expected
A Long Wait in a Long Direction
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do
Bearing the Weight of Thirty Blackbirds or More

Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

Happy Mothers Day, Singles
Sexual Temptation and the Single
Singles and the Church: An Interview

Lifeway Leaders

Giving Singles Land to Till
Five Best Books for Women

ERLC

When Passions Don't Pay: Trusting God With Your Work
Divorce and the Good of the Children

Gospel Centered Discipleship

Women in the Local Church: A Conversation
When the Words of My Mouth Are Pleasing Mostly to Me
The Pornified Mind and the Glory of God
3 Reasons I May or May Not Follow You on Twitter
Women Teaching in the Church
Leading Ladies Everywhere
A Single Calling

Faith Life Blog

Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough
Why You Should Get Unbusy
Who God Is

Single Roots

Every Single Season
Navigating the Friend Zone
Are You a No Girl?
What if Bearing Fruit Meant Turning Off Your iPhone

  

 

Writing for you

Thanks for your curiosity about my writing. I love writing for various publications, and welcome your queries for guest blogging and articles.

Please familiarize yourself with Sayable, check out the archives and utilize the tags. If there's a published post you're interested in using for your blog or publication, please email me and we can talk!

If you're wondering if I can write something especially for your blog or publication, please email me about that as well—I'd love to hear your thoughts and see if I can make it work.

Editing/Reading for you

I get a lot of requests to read and/or edit blogs and pieces. Let me tell you a little secret about most writers:

We're terrible editors. Yup! We're darn good at putting words out there, but we're not so great at pulling them back. E.B. White (of Elements of Style, and yes, Charlotte's Web) famously said "Omit needless words" and I'll tell you the only secret of good editing I know: obey him. Self-edit your work by combing through for unnecessary words, you'd be surprised at how tight this will make your final piece.

That said, if you send me a piece, I'll read it. I promise I'll read it. I might not be able to get back to you with my thoughts, but I promise I'll read it!

Endorsements

"I find myself drawn to those writers stringing together words into pregnant sentences forming rich paragraphs leading to affection stirring realities drenched in the truth of scripture. Lore Ferguson is such a writer. I have enjoyed reading her blog for several years now and find my heart challenged and soul encouraged"

Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor-The Village Church, Dallas Texas, President- Acts 29 Church Planting Network

“Lore Ferguson is a writer I've watched and read for years, a writer with this fresh,singular voice that is as muscular as it is exquisite. A rare, authentic wonder in the blogosphere.”

Ann Voskamp, author of New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts and blogger
at A Holy Experience

“Lore Ferguson stares straight into the truth of things and writes what she sees, with her heart ever searching for the redemption that comes after brokenness, the dawn that breaks after the tormented night. By not flinching from the heartbreak of a broken world, she is able to give readers a truly hopeful picture of beauty springing from ashes.”

Tony Woodlief, author of Somewhere More Holy, columnist for Wall Street Journal,
New York Times, World Magazine, writer for Image Journal, and blogger at Sand in the
Gears.