Building Bridges Ministries

Writing Made Fun

I’m a preacher and a writer. I have two passions: the gospel and writing. I’ve been preaching since I was sixteen. I’ve been writing since I was twenty-eight—a Southern Baptist minister with a Master’s degree in writing from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in literature; former editor with Destiny Image, Christian publishing company, an author, having published forty-nine books. I love to write and I love to preach.

Lynn’s Qualifications
Specialty Master’s degree in composition theory from University of Iowa’s International Writer’s Workshop, with a PhD in literature.


  • Prose Style:  Analysis and Imitation
  • Theories of Writing
  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Approaches to Teaching College Writing
  • Philosophy of Language and the Nature of Writing
  • Personal and Public Writing
  • Rhetorical Theory:  Analysis and Application
  • Expository Writing Workshop
  • Seminar on Theories of Writing
  • Seminar on Invention Techniques
  • Seminar:  Writing to Learn and Learning to Write
  • Seminar on the Word
  • Business Writing


  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

             Taught Composition Classes and Poetry

  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

             Taught Composition Classes

  • William Jewell College, Liberty, MO         

             Taught Composition Classes

  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

             Taught Composition Classes

This seminar, of course, is taught from a Christian point of view. For example, topics such as the following are covered:

  • What about Words?
  • How Did Jesus Use Language?
  • Words as Information and Invocation
  • The Biblical View of Creativity
  • God, the First Poet
  • False Assumption about Writing
  • What Makes a Good Writer
  • And much more…

                                           40 Aspiring Writers at one of our "Writing Made Fun" Seminars

What Others Are Saying

Dr. Ridenhour took a whole new look at writing, was interesting and engaging, and made it "come alive." Sariah D

What I liked most about today's seminar was your passion not only for writing, but for Jesus Christ. Josh S.

It was a pleasure to be given a new perspective on grammar and punctuation. I really enjoyed Lynn's personable manners and friendliness. Becky R.

Today's class was very informative and also entertaining. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. I wish I would have had you for my English composition classes when I went to college. Sariah F.