I have been a fan of Donald Miller’s ever since reading Blue Like Jazz. The humor, the depth, the doubt, all drew me into his attempt to live a life that was honest, difficult and true. Other books of his have continued those themes, and his current Million Miles tour appears to take listeners to an even deeper level of faith, understanding and practice. The guy has something to say. And he’ll make you laugh while he says it.

Dean interviewing Donald Miller
Dean interviewing Donald Miller

I have had him come to the Point Loma Nazarene University campus a couple of times, and I have seen him challenge that crowd better than anyone else. You can watch my interview with him in the Interviews section of my website.

So I was flattered when Jordan Green, who handles a website that posts writing that resonates with Miller’s, asked me to start writing for them. I’ll be doing occasional blogs on Burnside Writer’s Collective, but we started off with an excerpt from my new book, God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World. The excerpt deals with how we have the opportunity to be deeper people, but usually we let it pass. This will propel me, I am convinced, to begin my Million Inches tour. Stay tuned for details.

You can see the excerpt  here.

Keep inching!