Timothy Burns | Author & Writer Mentor

Connecting dots . . . Mentoring Writers . . . Transforming Lives


Freelance Portfolio

Published online since 2003, this portfolio features some of the best of my articles, e-books, websites and short projects.

The Latest from my Blog

Changing the World | One word at a time | One Life at a time.

Faith in Tension: Distinct but not Divided (Part 1)

Faith in Tension: Distinct but not Divided (Part 1)

As the six of us wrestle with the Scriptures, and our differences, we often argue about what’s important in a particular passage, even debating our understandings of the central doctrines. Yet we’re all growing. We’re moving toward the same goal – a deeper revelation of Christ in us and through our lives.

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Writing is the Hardest Job I’ve Ever Loved

Writing is the Hardest Job I’ve Ever Loved

I didn’t expect was that the writing journey would be one of the hardest, most rewarding things I’ve ever attempted. Yes, what I’ve attempted, not accomplished. I’m a do-er, one of those annoying, Choleric, Type-A, Dominant-driver personalities who has always questioned the “Life isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey” maxim. If life isn’t about getting somewhere, then what’s the point, right?

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Faith in Tension: Distinct but not Divided (Part 2)

Faith in Tension: Distinct but not Divided (Part 2)

After I came to Christ, I discovered that the church has struggled with conflict and disunity from its earliest days. In 1 Corinthians 3, the Apostle Paul wrote to this...

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Whole Heart Whole Life

Whole Heart Whole Life

I’ve walked with Jesus for over three decades. The road isn’t always smooth, but I’ve learned these two simple truths. God is always faithful. His Word is always True....

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Faith in Tension: Worshipping the World

Faith in Tension: Worshipping the World

As Christians why do we participate with spirits who serve another God? Why do we worship (adore, follow, spend money and time and emotional energy on) music, musicians that serve other Gods? Jesus said that his followers should “love not the world, neither the things of the world.”

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A Deeper Prayer Life Requires a Pure Heart

A Deeper Prayer Life Requires a Pure Heart

Our prayers can be hindered by our own, internal selfish desires, attitudes, character or emotions. Our prayers can also be hindered by spiritual forces we can’t see, and yet they affect our lives none the less. Because of every life’s uniqueness, God doesn’t give us a One-Size-Fits-All solution to a weak or stale prayer life.

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What some of my readers & clients are saying.

Let someone else praise you, not your own words. . .

Regarding the 2012 Maranatha Christian Writers Conference: “It was loving, thoughtful . . . a tremendous experience . . . intelligent and accessible . . . a change point in my life.” Tony from West Yorkshire, England.

Timothy, I enjoyed reading some of your writing. I Agreed with what I read. Sounds a lot like hearing myself, as it is what I live.

Thank you for hosting the manuscript critique group on Thursday night.  The format was very helpful, and I appreciated hearing someone else read my manuscript . . .  I listen for speed bumps.  I never heard the preachy voice – ouch!  I am so grateful the Lord led me to have that chapter evaluated.

Thanks Timothy Burns for the nudge yesterday. I have written 5000 plus words in the last 2 days and feel back on track with my next book.

“Tim Burns is one of the best organizers of writers in the Midwest.” Tim Beals, Credo Communications

“One of the best studies on leadership I have been through.” Jerry Newton.

“Forged in the Fire is a Biblical and carefully researched character study which I believe God will use to transform lives.” Pastor Brad Mitchell

“Timothy Burns has done a superb job of presenting what God requires of our Christian life” Dr. Linda Beed

“During our darkest hours, the study was an anchor for me.” Mike Potter

  • Tony from Britain
  • Shirley Jane Walden
  • Julie Yuccas
  • Dayna Bickham
  • Tim Beals
  • Jerry Newton
  • Pastor Brad Mitchell
  • Dr. Linda Beed
  • Mike Potter