Author Page: Jamie Greening
- Deep Cove: The Party Crashers
- Jolly Rogers: A Story about Boyhood
- Deep Cove
- The Trinity is not Mute
- Steve Chooses
Jamie Greening’s Biography
THE FACTS: Jamie Greening is a Gen’xer who lives and pastors in Washington State yet does high quality writing at his home in Central Texas. He holds multiple degrees, but learns more from his wife and two daughters than from any classroom. He has written a book called the Haunting of Pastor Butch Gregory and Other Short Stories, contributed to the Abingdon Worship Annual for many years, has both a novel and a co-authored biblical studies tome nearing publication. He also blogs (jdgreening.wordpress.com) on a variety of topics regularly; but only when he feels like it.
THE STYLE: The words realism and fantasy don’t often come together, but in Greening’s writing the two frequently meld into compelling narrative. Sprinkle in a dash of humor, even if it is a bit snarky, along with a generous dose of theological reflection and the result is something close to his writing style. If possible, he attempts employ a terse economy of words in storytelling.
THE MINISTRY: The primary professional interest Jamie Greening has is the church. He is an expert on how church is structured, functions, as well as current theory regarding church change and growth. Preaching is a passion his, and he values the work of communicating as a creative process week in and week out. But if you ask him, he will say, “A pastor only earns the right to preach in a local context if he or she has done the ongoing work of actually pastoring people toward spiritual health through the highs and lows of life.”