We have exciting news on some projects Teleioteti has been working on over the last several months.
Believe the Unbelievable is Near Completion
First, the editing of Believe the Unbelievable: A Study in Habakkuk is now completed. All that remains is to nail down the logistics of publishing and design. God willing, it will be out by the end of the year. It is my prayer that it will be available by the end of September.
Teleioteti is on Patreon
Second, we have started a page on Patreon. If you have not heard of it, Patreon is a platform that enables artists, authors, and others to receive monthly financial support from those who would partner with them in their work. It is loosely based on the model of patronage in the pre-modern world, where well-off benefactors would support artists and—more relevantly—missionaries or Christian scholars so that they could make a living through their art or ministry.
To point out the obvious, writing takes time. Blog posts take maybe an hour or two. Articles or papers can take up to several weeks or months. Book reviews take a few days to read the book and then several hours to write and edit the review. Writing a book takes months or years of research, writing, and editing to move from the initial idea to the finished work. All together, writing and editing the content on Teleioteti is a full-time job, but it doesn’t pay like one.
It is my prayer that God would provide a way for me to make writing and serving in the local church a full-time job. This is a long-term goal. In the short term, my wife Nicole and I are expecting a baby in January, so I need to make a little bit more than I am now if I am to continue writing in the new year. It is my hope that the Lord would lead some of those who use and benefit from Teleioteti to partner with me so that I can continue in the new year and turn writing and serving in the local church a sustainable ministry in the long term. Check out our page on Patreon for more details!