A Letter

I wrote to you in my letter… — 1 Corinthians 5:9.

It is interesting to realize that lots of the books in the New Testament are merely letters. With email, twitter, and texts these days letter writing is a lost art. Historians write books and papers based on letters great men and women wrote, but I suspect that form of historical research will go the way of the dinosaurs.

St. Paul was a most prolific letter writer, and what is preserved not only gives us insight into the difficulties faced by early Christians, but also his letters set forth   insights and guidance as to what Christianity is and requires.

I have tried to write more real letters to my friends and family, but my best intentions usually result in a short email. Maybe it is time to pick up the pen again. What do you think?

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

4 Comments +

  1. Absolutely. But, it seems I never have the time. Oh, our wonderful technology. It’s great when it works but when it doesn’t . . .

  2. Webb / I totally agree we should write more. I do write my grandchildren but rarely anyone else. I’ll try and improve

  3. Mr. Pew, it’s Drake Saylors, friend and working associate of your fellow “Hog”, friend, and classmate, ‘Goodyear’ (Bill Goodyear, also my dear & treasured friend). However, after repeated requests of Bill to simply provide your address so I could indeed literally “write you a letter”, he has not done so. So, moment of trust: a) if you, Sir, would share your address, the b) I will finally, happily, write you that letter – with the promise that I will not in any way abuse such access. Ask Bill, he’ll vouch for me. Offered for your consideration, thanks. Positively! Drakester

    1. Drake, I sent you an email with my address. Any friend of Bill’s is a friend of mine. Webb

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