About Bill Blankschaen

Hi! Welcome to FaithWalkers at Patheos where I help Christians live an authentic life with abundant faith while living in, but not of, a fallen world.

Frankly, I don’t think God asks much when he calls us to walk by faith. It should be easier for me to trust Him than to trust myself.

At least you’d think so.

And besides, He promised to work it all out for my good and His glory.

Yet still we struggle.

This blog is all about offering a place where we can speak the truth in love to become better FaithWalkers in the church and throughout all of life and culture.

I am a writer, speaker, and author of A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life from Abingdon Press (Now available!). Click here to explore the Media Kit or connect about media interviews for the book.

For a limited time, you can get a chapter of the book for FREE — and find out how to get resources valued at more than $284!

Jeff goins 150 x 150“Now here’s a book that will help you make your story matter. Bill Blankschaen doesn’t just challenge you to live an authentic faith. He paints a picture of what a life fully alive looks like. Don’t miss this!”

~ Jeff Goins, Best-selling Author, The Art of Work 


More about My Story

For those who care about such things, I hold degrees in English and History from Cleveland State University and an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

I served a few years as a pastor and a took a tour as a seminarian for good measure.

I helped grow and lead a successful K-12 Christian school near Cleveland, OH, for twelve years, serving as principal while developing teachers, students, and curriculum toward a fuller Biblical worldview.

That was before God called me to get focused on my strengths as a writer and communicator and serve as a Kingdom catalyst.

Because I believe faith connects with all of life, both private and public, I am privileged to serve as the Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development for The Center for Cultural Leadership.

In addition to my own writing efforts, I am an experienced collaborative writer who partners with people who have an important message to share, but need help putting it into words. I served as the Vice President of Content and Operations for Polymath Innovations (Patheos Labs) before setting out to focus more intently on my calling to write.

I also serve as a content strategist and writer for a few key friends such as The John Maxwell Company, Big Click Syndicate, and others who must remain nameless.

If you’d like to have a chat about how I might be of help to you or your organization, just drop me a note with a click here.

More about My Writing

What God Wants You to Do next eBookExplore some of my latest eBook resources with a click here.

My writing has been featured with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, CatalystSpace, Skip Prichard, Hugh Hewitt, Jeff Goins, GodlyWriters, Blueprint for Life, and many others.

I partnered with my friend Hugh Hewitt on In, But Not Of Revised & Updated: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World and crafted an accompanying In, But Not Of Leader’s Guide for Group Study for free church and school use.  Download a copy for free here.

And just to make sure I’m not putting God in a box, I also serve by faith alongside EQUIP Leadership, Inc., founded by John C. Maxwell. I have partnered with them to train effective leaders in Guam and around the Pacific Rim.

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Take a quick tour of my blog. Here are a few popular posts:

Posts on the Church

Posts on Leadership

Posts on  Culture

Posts on Family and Personal Growth

Posts on  Politics

Posts on Education

Book Reviews

Film Reviews

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