About Bill Blankschaen

Bill Blankschaen is a writer, author, and speaker who empowers people to live an authentic life with abundant faith. A former pastor, Christian school leader, and master teacher, he is the founder of FaithWalkers (Faithwalkers.com) where he equips Christians to live an authentic life and a blogger on faith and cultural issues at Patheos and TheResurgent.com. He is the author of several books including A Story Worth Telling: Your Field Guide to Living an Authentic Life, What God Wants You to Do Next, The Secret to Explosive Personal Growth, and multiple collaborative books including his latest with co-author Erick Erickson — You Will Be Made to Care: The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe (Regnery, February 22, 2016).
In addition to his own writing and speaking, Bill helps other people and organizations tell their own story in effective ways. He comes alongside authors as a collaborative writer, handcrafts engaging materials as a content creator, and creates an effective brand strategy as a platform developer with his team of creatives and digital technicians. (BillintheBlank.com)

Take the 7-Day Family Challenge from Ziglar

You know the name—Zig Ziglar.A beloved, motivational genius who helped millions of people around the world experience unprecedented success.He also spoke extensively on the subjects of marriage, faith, and family.I've been working for the last year on something really cool for families with my Ziglar friends.Now Ziglar Family continues Zig's legacy by offering FREE help in 7 key areas of family life:Relationships Communication Spiritual Work-Life I … [Read more...]

Straight Talk for Women When Jesus Isn’t Enough

Privileged to feature this guest post from Monica Matthews is the mother of one amazing daughter, a Grammy-nominated vocal artist, musician, Christian ministry leader, EQ consultant, author, speaker, and host of The Monica Matthews Show. Her new book When Jesus Isn't Enough releases February 14, 2017! Follow her on Twitter @monicaonairtalk  Many of us don’t really know whose, who, and what we are. Sadly, I’ve found that to be true through doing ministry with Christian women.Subsequently, we … [Read more...]

Campus Outreach: A Story of Abundant Faith

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to keep walking by faith when you’ve almost reached your destination. In spite of God’s previous blessings, why is it the mountain in front of us in the here and now always seems to be the biggest one we’ve ever faced?Recently, I was privileged to share a conversation with Morgan Rogers, a young lady whose life has been transformed in the last several years by the Gospel. As a student heading out of college with a business degree, she sensed God calling he … [Read more...]

Christina Grimmie: The Story Behind the Other Orlando Shooting

Every now and then, we cross paths with someone whose life story is simply profound.  My friend Dr. Mark McDonough is just such a person.He is a true survivor, having overcome and survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome as a child, and later, as a teen, surviving a house fire that claimed the lives of several family members and left him with extensive burns over 60% of his body.  As an adult, he survived a stroke, in addition to heart valve disease and other non-physical diseases and mental cha … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Help You Pursue a New Life Direction

So you want to step out in a new life direction. But you’re afraid. That’s normal. Fear often keeps us from moving forward.What if I showed you the steps needed to move forward with clarity, confidence, and abundant faith to live an authentic life adventure?First let me acknowledge that I did not follow all of the steps I am about to share with you—not intentionally anyway. Some I had to learn the hard way.When I stepped away from a secure paycheck as the principal of a Christian … [Read more...]

5 Suggestions For Finding Your New Life Direction

Do you know where you are headed next in life? Do you know where you should be headed next? If you’re like a lot of us, you may have accidentally fallen into a life direction instead of intentionally choosing your best path.But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be that way.God created each one of us with unique strengths, passions, and skills sets. He gave us each unique relationship connections that open doors of opportunity unavailable to others.And He expec … [Read more...]

Marriage and Religious Liberty: A Conversation with Andrew T. Walker

If you are like a lot of Christians—or even conservative folks, you’re blown away by how quickly marriage and religious liberty have seemed to crumble in recent years. What are we to make of it all in light of the seemingly constant pressure to be made to care?In this latest episode of The FaithWalker's Podcast, I share a conversation with Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is also the co-author of the book Marriage Is in … [Read more...]

Drafting Women: Long-term Cultural Consequences

Lost in the latest egalitarian nonsense about drafting women to serve in the military are two concerns I have about the long-term impact on us as a culture. Aside from the scientific arguments about weakening our fighting force, valid though they are, and the complete collapse of principles by so many on what used to be the ideological right, two glaring concerns remain with drafting women to serve in the military:Our society needs mothers who are not trained killers. Men … [Read more...]