About Bill Blankschaen

Hi! Welcome to FaithWalkers at Patheos where I help Christians live a story worth telling–an authentic life of 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 both in the church and throughout all of life and culture.

In addition to helping people like you live a story worth telling, I’m the Founder and Chief Story Architect of StoryBuilders, a creative group empowering individuals and organizations to tell their stories well and share them with the world.

I write books, both my own and in collaboration with others. A few recent titles include A Story Worth TellingYou Will Be Made to CareDrain the SwampNot a DaycareBig Problems. Bigger God., and numerous leadership, faith, and business titles.

I am a founding partner of Ziglar Family and co-founder of Thrive: A Ziglar Family Community. When I’m not speaking, writing, and leading my business team, I’m hanging out with my family, getting creative in the gardens, or getting my creative juices flowing at my magical second home–Walt Disney World.

Jeff goins 150 x 150“Bill Blankschaen doesn’t just challenge you to live an authentic faith. He paints a picture of what a life fully alive looks like.”


~ 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 led a thriving 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 focus on my strengths as a writer and communicator and serve as a Kingdom catalyst for his church-at-large. You can learn more about that journey of faith here.

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.

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, Blueprint for Life, Erick Erickson, The Daily Signal, 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.

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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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